These Two Apps Let You Carry Your Fabric Stash With You
Two Handy Sewing Apps
It’s a common problem for sewers to have their stash get a little out of hand. When you reach the tipping point due to lack of organization or just an overwhelming amount of fabric, don’t fret. There’s an app for that. In fact, there’s at least two to help keep your stash organized: Cora, an iPhone app, and Sewologie, a web-based one. Each has its pros and cons, so try them both and pick whichever is best for you.
Cora is an intuitive little app focused solely on making your stash portable and sortable. As a phone app, Cora has the benefit of quick camera access. To add a fabric to your in-app stash, you just snap a photo from within the app and then optionally add information such as fabric type, where you have it stored, yardage, and from where you acquired it. Once you’ve added a few fabrics, you can easily sort them, search with keywords, or filter for specific qualities. Cora is available at the App Store now. You can add up to five fabrics free to try out the app.
Sewologie does more than keep track of fabric. In addition to the My Stash section, the app lets you add fabrics and patterns from a variety of retailers to an “Ideabook,” which is like a wish list that can be used for planning projects. Perhaps the most exciting feature is the Styleboard Editor, which lets you drag and drop to mash up fabrics, patterns, and text in a collage that can be shared publicly. All of these features will allow you to visualize your next project. Visit Sewologie.com to sign up for a free account.
Have you used these apps? If so, what has been your experience? Share your thoughts in the comments section and let us know if there are other fabric apps you’d recommend.
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