Crafting may be all about the joy of being able to make or create something unique by hand, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use technology to get ideas, inspiration, tips and more. In fact, many crafters today have a growing selection of crafting apps downloaded to their smartphone or tablet to use, whether they are looking for interesting new recipes to try, home improvement projects to get started on, DIY fancy dress costumes, or cute handmade products to put together and sell or give as gifts. Check out this selection of arts and crafts apps that are sure to keep your hands busy for a while.
This app is definitely amongst the most visually appealing of options when it comes to finding how-to guides and project ideas online. Simply download it to your smartphone or tablet on iOS for free, and you’ll gain access to a huge range of different hacks, tips, repairs, projects, and more that come complete with detailed instructions and high definition photographs. Users can browse the featured guides, stay up to date with the most recent and most popular uploads, and look through a plethora of different project types from gardening to baking. There’s the option to share and comment on guides, or, if you’re feeling extra creative you can even put together one of your own.
If you’re looking for a more guided experience when it comes to crafting, Craftsy is the perfect app for you offering over five hundred online video courses featuring everything from jewelry making to woodwork, needlework and much more. Available on iOS, the Craftsy app allows you to take all your courses with you on your Apple device, and sign up for new classes on the go with in-app purchases. Each class is offered in stunning high-definition video, with the option to download to your device for offline use. For those who really want to get stuck in, head to the virtual classroom where you can ask course-related questions and gain feedback on your progress.
Owned by WikiHow, Guidecentral is a free app designed for crafters, makers and designers and is available for both iOS and Android devices. The guides are divided into a range of different categories with something available for every type of crafter. Whether you’re hoping to find information on building your own computer stand, want to make your own jewelry pieces or get started on creating homemade Christmas cards, you’ll surely be able to find all the information that you need. The best part is that users can browse through all the available guides completely free of charge.
#4. DIY Formula:
Although it’s not yet available as a downloadable app, this website has a wealth of information for crafters making it well worth adding to your bookmarks page on your device. Since it’s mobile-friendly too, you’ll easily be able to view and browse all the guides and tips available, from making clothespin crafts to putting together spooky DIY Halloween costumes. Find out more at DIY Formula.
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