[OCCRA]: Sewing machine?

Because sheet fabric is on the list, and our team is considering using some of this on our robot, we were wondering if we are allowed to use a standard sewing machine to attach the fabric to itself. I know this tool is not on the list of approved tools, but someone from our team remembered that two years ago many teams used one and suggested asking. Thanks.

Official Answer:
You are correct, two years ago we allowed the use of a sewing machine as the sewing machine was common to all teams and was very usable by a student. Remember - students do all the work with only 1 exception - the use of a power saw to cut a sheet of plywood which the students measured and marked.

A sewing machine should be on the list of approved tools. You the student may use it, an adult cannot sew for you.