How do you prepare for that big sewing store trip? My Joanns is a solid 25-30 mins away and I do not make that trip often.
I can sit online and search ideas all day long. I love to ‘bookmark’ them all. Eventually, I sit down and decide what I will make next.
THEN figuring out what I need is the most overwhelming part. I finally have found the perfect tool for this task.
Since l loaded this onto my laptop and iPhone – I always am prepared when I head to the sewing store.
It is really cool… I open it on my laptop and create a new Note and name it. Then in that note I save a picture of what I am making, the link for it and then I can copy and paste the materials needed for the task. Exactly as they are written online. No mistakes here! It also has this great check box system where I can check off items that I have in my shopping cart.
Once I have all my Notes written and ready to go – I sync it with my iPhone and like magic I have it all with me on the go all the time.
The BEST part is – I can spend my time focused on picking my fabrics and not worrying about all the little details. I think we can all agree if you pick the wrong fabrics – the project is a fail! I could honestly spend 3 hours looking at fabrics!
Since I have started shopping this way – I am so happy. It also helps keep me on track for making sure I have all the items I really need and not to get distracted by ‘pretty‘ things.
SO if you have an iPhone I suggest giving it a try!
I also use this for all kinds of other lists – especially as a girl scout leader, school library coordinator, school enrichment chairperson… you get the idea!