It’s Craft Month. Get out your yarn, clay, beads, paper, ribbons, stamps and glue gun, and get to work celebrating creativity. Look to the following apps for inspiration.
Craftsy (Free app, fee for each course)* Craftsy presents a huge number of craft tutorials that stay in your library or can be downloaded after they are purchased. ( Score: 99/100)
Bead Style Magazine (Purchase individual issues or subscribe) Bead Style Magazine focuses on teaching fashion-forward beaded-jewelry techniques. (Score: 98/100)
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Pinterest (Free)* Pinterest is a fantastic place to gather ideas that you come across online. It has largely been taken over by crafters, cooks and home-improvement types. (Score: 98/100)
BrightNest (Free)* BrightNest is a hub of great ideas for the home that tracks and schedules tasks of your choice. (Score: 97/100)
Knit — knitting counter for iOS (Free) Users declare this counter for knitting to be the best, most user-friendly app on the market for the yarn-obsessed. (Score: 92/100)
Bead Studio ($1.84) This beading app converts any photo into a map for beading. Select bead size and even the manufacturer of your chosen beads for a complete guide. ( Score: 96/100)
Arts and Crafts Coupons (Free) This app aggregates coupons for the major hobby/craft retailers in one place. It includes coupons for Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabrics. (Score: 95/100)
Quilting Calculators (Free) This app does the math (in fractions or decimals) for quilters trying to determine how much fabric is needed or the best way to cut fabric for yield. (Score: 91/100)
Cross Stitch Thread Companion (Free) This app allows you to scan the bar codes of your floss collection so you know what you have before shopping for more. (Score: 90/100)
Jo-Ann (Free)* Jo-Ann is a craft superstore with locations in the U.S. and Canada. The mobile app includes exclusive coupons and product reviews. (Score: 90/100)
* Available on Apple and Android
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