Do you wish you could craft even when you’re on your smartphone? Here are a few apps for crafty minds that will keep you near to your crafts even when you’re on the go. I’ve added links for each one so you can get to downloading right away! Not on an iPhone? Check out our 9 awesome craft apps for Android owners!
Top Phone Apps for Crafters:
Craftgawker is a collective resource of inspirational images and projects to inspire your crafting. The app lets you scroll through hundreds of thumbnail images to get inspired, and you can just click on any to read more about it or visit the original posting. If you sign up for a craftgawker account, you can even save your favorites on the app for later looking. This sounds like a great way to kill time while waiting at an appointment, and get inspired at the same time. Your only problem will be picking which projects to make!
Easy Stitch is a very popular app that covers crochet, embroidery and knitting with step-by-step instructions and full color illustrations. The detail that goes into each tutorial is impressive and easy to follow, which makes the app price a little easier to handle. Generally viewed as one of the best apps out there if you’re looking to get started with an easy how-to guide.
If I knew the first thing about how to crochet or knit, I’d be all over this app. In fact, I may get it and try to teach myself how to do those things!
Weave is basically a very powerful to-do list that’s meant to organize a small biz owner’s crazy life. You can keep track of your progress for each project, as well as time spent, expenses and income.
Creativity is only a click away! Make crafting even easier with mobile access to your favorite Michaels products, projects and events. Also scan their QR codes and see deals and coupons that can be used right off your phone!
Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts
The Jo-Ann app is stocked with features to make your Jo-Ann shopping experience that much easier. Browse products, make a shopping list and pull up coupons that can be used from your phone.
This iPhone app includes it all – browse products, search selected patterns by skill or project type to find knitting and crochet patterns, find a retailer near you and watch videos.
Lion Brand Yarn
Lion Brand Yarn offers thousands of free patterns in your favorite craft. New features include How-to Videos, Learn-to-Knit, Learn-to-Crochet, Stitchfinder and a host of popular informational features from the Lion Brand Yarn website PLUS yarn information, the ability to save and use patterns when not connected to the Internet and many enhanced features in pattern search and display, stores and the favorites sections.
The official app of TipJunkie.com. Features the most creative tutorials on how to make homemade gifts, home décor, parties, holiday crafts, yummy recipes, free printables, and more! Tip Junkie Elite is powered by the most creative women on the internet. It’s a free and easy way to stay up to date on the newest crafting tutorials and tips. You’ll love being able to “heart” your favorite tutorials so that you’ll never forget where they are when you need them.
Craft Finder: Great Crafts from Disney FamilyFun
Love to craft? Then you’ll want the Disney FamilyFun Craftfinder App which provides instant access to FamilyFun’s library of great craft ideas for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to make a googly eye craft or one with fluffy pom poms, you’ll find ideas for any holiday or occasion.
Additional Crafty App Resources:
- For another great iPhone app roundup, see CraftGossip’s Best iPhone apps for crafty, creative and artistic people.
- The embroidery shop Urban Threads has put together a great round-up of 10 iPhone apps for us crafters.