Think outside the box, or rather line, with these free outline fonts for projects, logos, blogs, graphic design and more.
- Creative, artistic takes on the typical outline that you may be thinking of for a bold, unique take
- Perfect for professional flyers, printable wall art, possibly even tattoos, and more
- And if you need more font inspiration, head on over to the best free fonts for commercial use that we could find on the web
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Whether you're looking for a fancy script-like font for a monogram, condensed stencil alphabet to hand drawn lettering with shadow, we've compiled a list of interesting inline, outline, and in-between line fonts for you to use on your next creative project.
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.
1. Most popular trends to classic timeless styles (elegant modern, fancy vintage, rustic farmhouse, clean and simple minimalist, etc).
2. 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).
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
Outline Fonts for FreeAt 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.
Images below show you how each craft file looks, but you can head to each individual post for a longer description of the colors, font or text, and layering components of each design.
Free SVG & PNG Designs
Following is a showcase of the craft files. To download, click on the preview image (or corresponding link underneath) of the preferred design(s) to head to the individual posts with the link to download the files. Enjoy!
- Oval: Lovelo* (outline that is open at the ends of the letters)
- Hexagon: Pirou* (outline in the vertical sections of each letter)
- Rectangle: Stockport* (includes single and double shadow versions)
- Octagon: Kari* (vertical outline with swirls at end caps of letters)
- Square: Arc* (open outline at select corners of each letter)
- Triangle: Baby Girl* (fun lowercase outline with )
- Circle: Origami* (outlines that give the look of letters like folded paper)
- Pentagon: Stoked* (vertical outlines that have a slight open at one end)
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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.