Find out what craft apps you need to download NOW to get get access to the best crafty inspiration, organization & crafting fun!
Hey there friends! Today we’re talking about the best craft apps for crafty people! I mean, there are some really obvious ones that you probably already have if you’re into crafts and DIY, but with how quickly technology changes, I thought it would be fun to find some lesser known crafty treasures to download to your iphone or android device ASAP!
It was really hard for me to pick my faves (I’m one of those people with 9 million pages of apps on my phone, I know!) so I decided to break down my list into categories. If you find another awesome craft app that your fellow crafters and DIY enthusiasts need to check out, let me know!
I did my best to find awesome and free apps, but if something costs money to download I’ll put a little $ sign next to it so you know. These are NOT affiliate links today and I get nothing if you download one of these, just sharing some awesome options. (In the same vein, if you don’t like one of these apps, can’t download them, or they don’t work for you, don’t hold me responsible!)
The Obvious Craft Apps
- Pinterest (duh)
- Instagram – connect with crafters and other artists and DIY-ers with this mostly visual social network! You can search by term or hashtag to find people with similar crafty interests to you!
- Etsy – if you want to buy someone else’s amazing crafts!
- Michaels Craft Store – ALWAYS use a coupon!
- Joann Fabric & Crafts Store – ALWAYS use a coupon!
Craft Apps for Inspiration
- CraftGawker – soooo much inspiration!
- Amino – a craft enthusiast social network, I’ve got to try this one, it looks fun!
- Houzz – DIY and home decor inspiration!
- Make It Yourself – DIY Crafts app – more inspiration!
Craft Class and Instruction Apps
- $ Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) – a gazillion video craft classes on every topic imaginable
- How to Make Origami app
- WikiHow– how to do almost anything!
- CreativeBug – arts & craft classes!
- Singer Sewing Assistant – If you need help with your sewing machine, you NEED this app. I had no idea this existed and I am downloading it NOW!
- Pfaff Creator Cue – sewing tutorials!
- SnapGuide – lots of great how-tos!
- Quilting Tutorials from MSQC – tons of free quilting instructional videos!
Craft Design Tool Apps
- Project Life app – design and have scrapbook pages printed from your phone!
- $ iHandy carpenter – works as a level, plum bob, protractor & ruler!
- $ Foldify & Foldify Zoo – design 3d projects on your device, then print, cut & fold them in real life!
- $ Minecraft Papercraft Studio – the name says it all.
- Husqvarna Viking QuickDesign – use this app to design embroidery patterns for your embroidery machine, right on your phone!
Craft Apps for Crafty Organization and Planning
- $ Thread Tracker app – perfect for embroidery lovers
- Color Snap color matching app from Sherwin Williams
- QuiltCalc – super handy collection of calculators for quilting to help figure out how much fabric you need, how to efficiently cut and even calculators to help you figure out basic types of quilt blocks!
- Cora – keep track of your entire fabric stash on your phone! Perfect for sewers and quilters!
Crafting Magazines to Read on your Device
(most of these do require a paid subscription to access substantial content just like a regular paper magazine)
- $ Mollie Magazine app – all kinds of awesome craft content
- $ BeCreative with Workbox app – textile and needlework crafts magazine
- $ LoveKnitting for Baby Magazine – I’m featured in this magazine often, read it on your device!
- $ Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine – cardmaking and papercrafts, of course!
- $ Threads Magazine – beautiful sewing magazine app!
- $ Simply Sewing Magazine – just what it sounds like!
- $ Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine – for the cross stitch enthusiasts out there!
- $ Quilter’s World Magazine – for quilters!
- $ Vogue Knitting Magazine app – the knitting bible!
Craft Apps for Android
(here are many of these apps for Android users, if there is no ios version of the app, I’ve noted that!)
- $ Bluprint (formerly Craftsy)
- Arts & Crafts Coupons app – this one consolidates all the craft store coupons in one place! (android only)
- DIY Paper Crafts app – the name says it all, paper crafting tutorials in an app! (android only)
- Kids Craft Ideas – kids crafts! (android only)
- Quilting Tutorials by MSQC – the android version
Apps for knitting – you can find a huge list of knitting apps, coming up in just a couple weeks!
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