Traditional crafters may often take technology with a pinch of salt but just because you’re regularly working with fabric doesn’t mean that technology, particularly mobile apps, are irrelevant to your hobby. In fact, these apps can be of great help especially to those who are just starting out with their choice of DIY arts and crafts.
There’s just about an app for everything these days, and it’s not that surprising given the fact that most people today have a smartphone. According to Gaming Realms, host to a number of online games and developer of mobile software, the time spent on playing games only accounts for about 50% of smartphone usage. This means the rest is spent on processing other things such as researching for helpful tips in doing everyday tasks, which may include sewing, knitting, or quilting.
If you own a smartphone, here are three crafty apps that you may want to try out.
Easy Stitch is a nice app for those who enjoy embroidery, crochet, and knitting. It features step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, which are all accompanied by detailed illustrations. It’s the go-to app by beginners of the said activities so if you’re just starting out and is in need of direction, give this app a go.
If you have an unhealthy amount of fabric in your cabinet, or just can’t help yourself but hoard fabric whenever your local store goes on sale, you might want to try Fabric Stash. It’s a neat little program that does the inventory work of all the fabric that you have in store. With it, you’ll never wonder whether or not you still have that certain fabric you need as it catalogues each one by piece, color, and type.
Planet Embroidery Plus
Planet Embroidery Plus is a nice assistant for those who are using machine embroiders. It features text-only embroidery designs that can be saved in several file formats for easier storage and viewing. One of the best things about the app is that you don’t need to learn about embroidery digitizing to start using it. Creating embroidery designs from photos only require a few easy steps to follow in order to convert them to stitches!
Do you use an app for your favorite crafting hobby? Share it with us in the comments section!