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Top 5 iPad Apps for Crafting

April 26, 2016

There is no feeling quite like sticky glue on your fingers, the folding of paper or the sound of patches coming together for a beautiful quilt. However, in a day and age where we are constantly on the go it can be good to bring your craft spirit with you.

Though these apps may not beat the physical feeling of using your hands to creating something beautiful, they will still very much keep you inspired and help you create stunning digital designs and projects. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two!


Not everyone has the time to take part in an in-person class to master their crafting skills. Many of us have a hard time finding an extra hour simply to perform a craft during the day! That is until Craftsy came along.

This useful little app is jam packed with videos, discussions and interactive lessons that teach you variable skills such as sewing, knitting, quilting and more. While some of the classes can cost up to $50, think of the amount of money (and time) you’re saving versus attending a class in town!

Download Craftsy for iOS Free on iTunes  |  Download Craftsy for Android Free on Google Play


This is an obvious choice for all of us crafters out there! Filled with inspiration, funky ideas and hacks for getting things done quicker and easier, Pinterest is a godsend to crafting addicts. Keep the app on the homepage of your iPad and be sure to take time to look back on pins for inspiration.

Download Pinterest for iOS Free on iTunes  |  Download Pinterest for Android Free on Google Play

Stitch Minder

Tired of losing track of your count while stitching? So are a lot of crafters! The birth of this app comes from many frustrating knitters who got sick and tired of losing track of progress.

At the moment, Stitch Minder can only keep track of one project but developers say that they hope to be able to add multiple projects to the mix. Never lose track of your count again!

Download StitchMinder for iOS Free 


Makr makes it easy to bring your designs to life! Design endless items like shirts, tote bags and even temporary tattoos, then have them printed and delivered directly from your iPad or iPhone.  Custom designs and personal branding is easier, faster and more fun than ever.

Printing and delivery is currently available in the US and Canada.

Download Makr for iOS Free


This app has over 41,000 ideas for crafts! It also does exactly what its title suggests in that it allows you to gawk at beautiful projects by fellow crafting addicts.

Download Craftgawker for iOS Free on iTunes