COVID-19 sparks renewed interest in sewing courses


When we think of product shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, toilet paper and disinfectant wipes usually come to mind. But there’s something else retailers can’t keep on store shelves – sewing machines.


The surge in demand started when folks began making protective face masks at home, said Madison College sewing instructor Denise Halada, who was recently interviewed by Channel 15.  


"I taught a class online for face masks that was very well attended as well, and some of the people were pretty new to sewing,” Halada told the TV station. She said some of those students have already signed up for more of her sewing classes.


Click here to learn more about sewing classes and other enrichment courses available at Madison College.