So the rules need to be set firm before we even announce the contest. Sarah has suggested that we limit the tools that they are allowed to use, for example no embroidery machines or knitting machines. A person shouldn't have a big advantage just because they happen to have more machines at home. Since I'm not too sure on what kind of stuff we are talking about here I'd like to hear what people think should be allowed, and what not. Of course an ordinary sewing machine will be allowed. For the contestants I also want to have it in the rules that if they can't show how they have made their final product, then they are disqualified, i.e they should submit photos of materials used and the construction as well as the final thing. When it comes to a budget I would like to limit the allowed costs to $10, not counting material that can be found in the home. The final product shouldn't consist of materials worth more than $30.