I surveyed the members of my local sewing group to see what educational topics they were interested in. Many people wanted to know more about using computers in the sewing room. It got me thinking about all the different ways that computers become a part of your sewing routine.
I blog and read other blogs for inspiration. I have scanned images of the front and back of every pattern I own and then I have them stored in folders by manufacturer. I also post these images to my Flickr account so I have my pattern library available to me anywhere. I keep a list of my patterns in an Excel spreadsheet to help me stop buying duplicates. I, of course, frequent PR for sewing inspiration, the latest sewing news, and to search for answers to my questions. A few of my sewing books are e-books stored on my computer and I also have the Threads archive DVD.
I know there are other ways like hooking your embroidery machine up to your computer or using pattern drafting software. How else can one use a computer in their sewing?