With the economy less than perfect, more and more people have turned to consignment and sewing as ways to obtain and create quality clothing at better prices. While once very common throughout the world, the advances of modern life have led many away from this prized skill as they seek to purchase name-brand items at premium prices. Still, the art of sewing can come in handy for various clothing needs – whether that be the creation of new garments or repairing a damaged article of clothing. Fortunately, the trends in technology that have led people away from traditional clothing creation have also made it possible for more people to learn how to take care of their clothing and create new fashion accessories. Below, we will discuss three mobile applications that can empower users and help them learn more about sewing.
How to Sew
With so many different types of sewing techniques and strategies available, many who are new to sewing do not know where to begin. Many see sewing as a fun new hobby while others may wish to hone their skills for careers in fashion and manufacturing. Regardless of the motivation, apps like How to Sew can be of great service to anyone interested in sewing. Users will be able to view various sewing ideas throughout the app and gain valuable insight through dozens of how-to videos that are provided. Whether you are a beginner who needs to learn about basic techniques or an accomplished seamstress who needs some fresh ideas, the How to Sew application is a great value – especially considering that it is free – and available for download from Google Play.
When shopping for sewing materials and patterns, you may not remember whether or not you already have certain items. A complete catalogue of all of your sewing materials can be a great way to ensure that you have the necessary components to complete any project. The Sewing Kit app for Apple devices empowers users on this front by allowing them to enter any and all sewing materials into its comprehensive database. When you are at the store and need to know if a certain fabric will work with a project, you can scan the barcodes to see its durability and whether it can be ironed and washed. Users will also love the ability to scan pattern envelopes and verify whether or not the materials needed are in your possession. Available for $4.99, Sewing Kit can take much of the guesswork out of your (probably otherwise) unorganized sewing system.
Sewing Machine Needle Help
If you have a sewing machine but are not sure whether or not a given needle is compatible with your unit, then the Sewing Machine Needle Help app for Android devices may be right for you. Users can quickly search dozens of different sewing machine models to find their own and then see the correct needle type for each. Once you have your needle system identified, you can then be sure to use the appropriate needles to avoid potential injury or damage to the machine. This app is 100% free and a great way to ensure that your next trip to the sewing shop is not a wasted one.
Today’s guest author, Jenny Wadlow, is associated with Sewing Machine City, a company dealing in sewing machines for every application. She is an outdoor person and enjoys going on camping trips with her family. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.