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With 10 contestants remaining, Emilio declares that "Now is when all the stops have to be pulled out." Mila, in the meantime, finds it "empowering" that she is one of only three women still sewing. Later, Heidi welcomes the designers to the runway with a "Hallo!" She then sends them off to meet Tim and "one of America's favorite designers." Who could it possibly be? It's Michael, who introduces the next challenge: "You are going to be shopping at a hardware store." An accessory is also required. So let's get started!
The gang heads to a nearby hardware joint for 35 minutes of searching and buying. Maya is quite excited by the challenge while non-crafty Emilio is not. The first thing pops into Amy's head, in the meantime, is sandpaper. Back at the workroom, Tim instructs them to "make it work." Jay decides to avoid making a dress -- the "easy way out," he says. Maya is making a necklace out of keys. Anthony plans to take something industrial and give it a "soft and airy feel," but ...