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Take a Free Trial of PatternPal, an App for Sewing Supplies

Nov 11, 2010
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Add images - from your iPhone or iPod Touch camera, or your computer's photo library - to Pattern Pal.

New technology for sewing is so much fun to investigate. There’s computerized machines, pattern-drafting software, and neat applications. I love checking this stuff out and there’s always something novel to discover.

Now, I have an electronic “notion” to share – Blueshift Software sent me six free-trial codes for PatternPal, an app to track patterns, fabric, and notions. I’ve previously written about Blueshift’s FabricStash app here on ThreadsMagazine.com and they thought readers might be interested in another of their sewing apps for the iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad.

PatternPal costs $4.99 in the iTunes store. I’m offering the free-trial codes to the first six readers who leave a comment requesting one. These trial codes are good until Dec. 1, so comment ASAP. I’ll e-mail you a code via the address linked to your Threads login.

Like FabricStash, PatternPal is designed to help those who sew stay organized and on top of what they have – and what they need – to complete projects. No more staring off into space at the fabric store, trying to recall how many yards, the number of buttons or what length zipper to buy.

Here’s a rundown of what the app does, based on BlueShift’s description:

  • It has fields for the pattern name, number, brand, type, style, occasion (yes, now you can sort by evening or Halloween), cost, size, fabric width requirements and “Notes” where you get to elaborate in any way you please.
  • You can store two images – from your photo library or a device camera (such as the camera on an iPhone or the new generation of iPod Touch).
  • Track the materials with a fabric and notins selection interface. It is pre-loaded with many fabric types and also allows you to specify your own.
  • The more you use PatternPal, the faster your entries may be. It remembers your custom values for pattern brands, types, and styles.

Even better than me telling you about it, you can view a video demonstration of PatternPal on YouTube. If you’d like to try it yourself, just me a comment and I’ll send you a code. I hope you enjoy trying out PatternPal!

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  1. User avater Lizzieann3937 June 25th

    I'd really like to try this app. I'm trying to find a way to keep track of my patterns so that I can get control over my inventory of patterns and fabrics

  2. User avater MessyVirgo November 29th

    I would love to have this app! Moreover, I really need it to help me get my sewing stuff organized. Please ask Blueshift Software for a few more codes.

  3. User avater Nerdychick2001 November 22nd

    Hi! Thanks for offering this very cool sounding app. I would love to try out this app - please send the code.

  4. User avater fayebaby1950 December 30th

    any codes left, I would love to try it!!

  5. roxiesmama November 25th

    I really would enjoy this app. I just can't get enough of your sewing tips and helpful hints...Thank You so much. and I count the days for my new monthly magazine.

  6. Wildestflower November 18th

    Hello, Please send me the app code I'm sure I would enjoy it ...Thank you

  7. User avater smcfarland November 12th

    Hi! Just wanted to say I just sent out all six codes I had to give away. Please e-mail me at smcfarland@taunton.com if you don't receive an e-mail with your code! Thanks everyone for reading :)

  8. User avater tbug November 11th

    I'd love to try it. I lose track of what patterns I have, let alone what they all require.

  9. User avater txdivadoll November 11th

    I'm absolutely addicted to apps! I have a million of them downloaded on both my oops touch and my cell phone - they have changed my life! Please please please send me the free trial link! :-)

  10. User avater PatternedHistory November 11th

    please! i'd love the code. thanks!

  11. User avater Headquarters November 11th

    Oh, yes please! Thanks, Threads.

  12. User avater emmyjay November 11th

    Oh, yes, I would love to try this out.

  13. User avater TnSewingNewbie November 11th

    i would love to try this app. thank you so much for offering this :)

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