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- Use this assortment of cursive script calligraphy, clean lettering, or monogram fonts with fancy flair with or without frames
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Stop spending hours looking for the perfect monogram font because we’ve got a list of all the best monogram fonts for women, men, boys and girls!
What is a Monogram?
A monogram is a personal indication of one’s name:
- Single monogram: Usually represents surname
- Dual monogram: Use for those without a middle name or the first names of a couple
- Triple monogram: This is the commonly used format, which can be used for an individual or the first names and combined last name of a married couple
Order of Letters in a Monogram
There is an order to how letters are arranged in a monogram. Here are some general tips to follow:
- Individual (middle letter largest): First initial, Last initial, Middle initial
- Individual (all letters same height): First initial, Middle initial, Last initial
- Individual (stacked, such as in a block monogram): First initial on top of Middle initial to the left, Last initial height of first two initials combined to the right
- Couple: Woman’s first initial, Shared last name, Man’s first initial
Ways to Dress Up a Monogram
Elevate your monograms with these creative elements:
- Cool, stylish fonts (like the ones we’ve rounded up below)
- Decorative shapes: Circle, Heart, Diamond, Candlepin and other fun shapes
- Borders and frames: Use scalloped frames, vines and wreaths, ring of shapes or a collection of all kinds of fun frames to include your monogram
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.
Monogram Fonts for Free
At the time this post was published, all the following fonts were free for personal use, with a number also available for commercial use (as noted next to the names of applicable fonts below). 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!
Monogram shapes and decorative frames:
Create fun borders for round or pointed monogrammed initials.
- Master circle monogram with border (ABC): Monogramos* [free commercial use]
- Heart-shaped letters (GHI): Lovegramos
- Vine monogram frame (GHI): Caps
- Belt buckle shape or with frame (JKL): Blocky Monogram
- Circle monogram (MNO): Round Monogram
- Vine border (PQR): Flotta
- Square with design (JKL): Apex Lake Front
- Bauble frame (MNO): Monograma
Clean serif and sans serif fonts:
Ideal for logos, branding, and male monograms; can use to make block monograms
- Medium thickness sans serif (ABC): Bebas Neue [free commercial use]
- Magazine-like serif (GHI): Vogue
- Thin condensed sans serif (DEF): Obake* [free commercial use]
- Light medium thickness sans serif (DEF): Engebrechte* [free commercial use]
- Thin rounded sans serif (MNO): Maxwell* [free commercial use]
- Magazine-like serif (JKL): Bodoni MT Condensed
- Not as condensed sans serif (JKL): Facunda* [free commercial use]
- Vertically thick lettering (GHI): Cheque* [free commercial use]
- Medium bold (MNO): Lemon Milk
Monogram cursive script letters:
Looks great with center initial larger than side initials; can have letters not touching, slightly touching, or interlocking
- (ABC): Holly Enchanted
- (PQR): Nicklainey* [free commercial use]
- (ABC): Janda Stylish Monogram
- (JKL): Saranghae
- (MNO): Nouradilla* [free commercial use]
- (PQR): DJB Monogram
- (GHI): Free Monogram
- (ABC): Birds of Paradise
- (JKL): Monogram KK
Other unique monogram fonts:
- Vertical outline (ABC): Fakedes* [free commercial use]
- Fishtail (DEF): Bravegrams
- Inline (DEF): Kanji* [free commercial use]
- Floral leaf (ABC): Mi Jardin Monogram* [free commercial use]
- Winter snowflake (PQR): Snowflake Wishes* [free commercial use]
- Zentangle (DEF): Zengo
- Horizontal stripe with shadow (PQR): Ecuyer Dax
- Vertical striped pattern (PQR): Strip Deco* [free commercial use]
- Western spurs (MNO): Rebel Bones* [free commercial use]
- School, athletic sports (DEF): Collegiate Heavy Outline
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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.