Stay classy with these free cursive calligraphy script fonts for projects, logos, blogs, graphic design and more!
- Decorative, elegant calligraphy; modern, handwritten signature; cute vintage retro, fountain typeface and other styles
- Perfect for wood signs, chic wedding invitations and decorations, printable wall art home decor & more
- For more fun or pretty font inspiration, see our list of free fonts, many of which include commercial use license
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How many of you are like a broken record, telling yourself “only 5 more minutes” in your search for a pretty calligraphy font to use for your project? If your “5 minutes” last for hours like they do for us, then let us save you the time by sharing our favorite cursive fonts.
Factors in Font Selection
We've searched high and low for a diverse array of fonts to fit your project needs. Our goal was to find the best collection of fonts that include as many of these characteristics listed below as possible.
- Most popular trends to classic timeless styles (elegant modern, fancy vintage, rustic farmhouse, clean and simple minimalist, etc).
- Downloadable alphabet and/or dingbat (picture) ttf or otf files that work well on desktop, laptop computers (Android and iPad tablets are a bit more tricky).
- Cool, cute, stylish font family typeface samples from trustworthy sites such as Font Bundles*, Creative Fabrica*, Dafont, Fontspace, and other reputable font websites.
- A collection that includes thick, bold fonts; thin, modern handwritten script; cursive calligraphy; masculine and feminine fonts, texture like distressed or grunge or with extra tails, glyphs, and swashes; serif, sans serif, and more.
- Beautiful, Pinterest-worthy typography for cool font pairings or combinations that go well together (aka great graphic designer quality), which can be used for weddings, baby showers, professional events, logos and more.
- Useable for text in Word or to create beautiful print for craft cutting machines like a Cricut machine*, Silhouette machine*, Brother Scan N Cut*, etc.
Personal vs Commercial Use
Personal use means you are using a designer’s work for your own projects with no business interest. This applies to most crafters, who want to use pretty fonts, clipart, etc to customize a vinyl project, create a wood sign, or other DIY project.
However, if you plan to use the designs for your business, whether to sell or even give away for free, then you will need a commercial license in order to use the font legally.
Most times, free fonts are only for personal use with the option to upgrade for business use. But sometimes, designers are really generous and let you use their free fonts for both personal and commercial purposes.
Check the fonts section below for licensing information we found.
Cursive Calligraphy Script Fonts for Free
At the time this post was published, all the following fonts were free for personal and commercial use. However, please check the download site page for the most current license information.
How to Download the Free Fonts
Following is a list of the featured fonts. To download any of these fonts, simply click on the link of the font name to be taken to the download page. Enjoy!
- Graceful: Israquella* (thin brush calligraphy)
- Exquisite: Angelina* (even thickness)
- Ravishing: Goodies* (bouncy lettering)
- Refined: Queenland* (even cursive with slight slant)
- Sweet: Angelica* (retro style)
- Pretty: Gold Bullion* (upright lettering)
- Playful: Aftergrows* (casual looping)
- Sophisticated: Lovely Barthy* (elegant calligraphy)
- Delicate: Tatima* (thin, even lettering)
- Polished: Blue Planet* (thicker cursive)
- Classic: Goodline* (monoline script)
- Stylish: Hunter* (modern signature handwriting)
Keep scrolling for more free calligraphy script fonts below!
- Tasteful: Rollcake* (brush calligraphy)
- Cultured: Lobster (even thickness)
- Distinguished: Cookie (thin handwritten cursive)
- Vintage: Marhaban* (slanted brush marker scrawl)
- Fantastic: Pacifico (loopy lettering)
- Dignified: Molyna* (modern calligraphy)
- Artistic: Watershed* (watercolor style writing)
- Darling: Geuceu* (thicker upright calligraphy)
- Lovely: One Dance* (modern signature handwriting)
- Beautiful: Feather* (beautiful calligraphy script)
- Adorable: Timberly* (cute rounded lettering)
- Elegant: Sugar* (thin cursive calligraphy)
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Tips for Using Fonts in Crafting
Downloading and installing fonts
The free download files will come in a zipped folder. Extract the files and download to your computer. Make sure you close out and reopen Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio for the new font(s) to appear.
Combining script text
When you insert text into Cricut Design Space, you will need to adjust letter spacing to connect letters. Don’t forget to weld to combine the text so each word cuts out as a single piece instead of by individual letters.
If welding text fills in the space in letters (such as a, d, p, etc), then undo the weld, enlarge the text, and try welding again.
Some cursive fonts may become too thin for weeding if used as small text. Reserve for use on large signs, etc.