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Here are 35 of my very favorite free monogram fonts that you can use with your Cricut projects and other crafts! Choose from script monograms, single letter decorative monograms, block monograms, and more!
Want to personalize something with your initials or give an extra-special personalized gift? You can! Monograms are a great design to add to all sorts of items to make unique, handmade gifts.
Read this article to learn all about the different types of monograms you can make, and well as the best free fonts to use for monograms.
Important: If you make crafts to sell, or just want a really professional-looking project, be sure to check out these high-quality monogram fonts with a commercial use license.
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What is a monogram?
A monogram is a decorative motif made by overlapping or combining letters.
Monograms are often made by combining the initials of a person’s name or a couple’s names.
You can add monograms to clothing, linens, pillows, backpacks, tote bags, tumblers, and more!
Types of Monograms
Monograms come in all sorts of styles – but most monograms can be divided into two main categories:
- Monograms where all three initials are all the same size, aka Block Monograms
- Monograms where the center initial is larger.
In Block Monograms, where all of the letters are the same size, the initials are ordered as first initial, middle initial, and last initial.
In a Traditional Monogram, where the center initial is larger, the initials are ordered first name, last name, and middle name. The last name initial (the middle letter) is larger than those on the side.
Script and Interlocking Monograms
You can create decorative interlocking monograms by using a fancy script font.
Circle and Diamond Monograms
In this style of monogram, the letters are shaped to fit within the outline of a shape — like a circle or a diamond. The letters may also be framed with a decorative border.
This fun monogram style works best with a 3 letter monogram. The first and middle initial are stacked on top of the other on the left, with the last name initial on the right. The first two initials, when stacked one on top of the other, equal the height of the last name initial.
Single Letter and Decorative Monograms
Sometimes, you might like to use a single-letter monogram. In this case, you can use any type of font — a traditional serif, a fancy script, or even something more decorative.
Personal Monograms and Couple Monograms
A personal monogram consists of three initials: one for the first, middle, and last names. If a person doesn’t have a middle name, they can use a dual initial monogram (first initial + last initial) or choose to use their last name initial only.
The initials in a personal monogram can be arranged in two ways. Traditionally, they would be ordered first, last, middle. Or, in a block-style monogram, the initials would be ordered first, middle, last.
Many couples choose to use a couple monogram using both of their initials. Couple monograms are especially popular for wedding gifts, like barware, stationery or linens.
The traditional style monogram, with the larger center initial, is almost always used for joint or couple monograms.
For more information about monogram etiquette and examples, check out this post by The Knot: Monograms 101.
Free Serif Fonts for Monograms
Here is a collection of serif fonts that would be perfect for making monograms. Serif fonts — the fonts with small lines at the ends of characters — evoke a traditional, serious, or classic style.
Vogue by Vladimir Nikolic
Mermaid by Scott Simpson
ChunkFive Ex by Peter Wiegel
Deluce by Craft Supply Co.
Imperator by Paul Lloyd
Monograms Toolbox by Manfred Klein
Wensley by Faraz Ahmad
Free Sans Serif Fonts for Monograms
Sans serif fonts — fonts without the small lines on the ends of characters — convey a modern, friendly, clean and minimal style. Here are some sans serif monogram fonts.
Bebas Neue by Dharma Type
Lemon/Milk by Ariq Sya
Caviar Dreams by Lauren Thompson
Roboto by Google Android Design
KG Modern Monogram by Kimberly Geswein
Comfortaa by Johan Aakerlund
Free Script Fonts for Monograms
Script fonts are very popular for feminine monograms. Script fonts can be very detailed and beautiful.
You can create Interlocking Monograms, where the letters are spaced close together so the swashes overlap.
Monogram KK by koeiekat
Rigoletto by Sabrcreative
Adinda by WD font
Shink by 7NTypes
Autumn in November by Misti’s Fonts
Ballerina Script by Emily Spadoni
Varsity by Brøderbund Software
Free Monogram by Kelvin Ma
Janda Stylish Monogram by Kimberly Geswein
Free Fancy Fonts for Monograms
Here are my favorite “wildcard” fancy monogram fonts.
Round Monogram by www.freesvgdesigns.com
Round 3D Monogram by www.freesvgdesigns.com
Zallman Caps by David Rakowski
S&S Nickson One by Spencer & Sons Co.
Flotta by 7NTypes
Moca by 7NTypes
Free Frames for Monograms
You can also use free dingbat fonts to create shapes, border, and outlines around your monogram letters. Here are a few free fonts with great frames for monograms.
KG Flavor and Frames by Kimberly Geswein
KG Flavor And Frames Two by Kimberly Geswein
KG Flavor And Frames Four by Kimberly Geswein
KG Flavor and Frames Five by Kimberly Geswein
Spring Romance by Youssef Habchi
Walkway Bonus by Sabrcreative
Bergamot Ornaments by Emily Lime Design
Even More Monogram Fonts
There you go! That was over 35 free monogram fonts for you to use in your Cricut crafting or other monogram projects. But I can’t end this post without sharing some of my favorite professional monogram fonts as well.
One of my favorite places to look for SVG files is Creative Fabrica. They have such a huge selection of cute fonts and cut files! Don’t forget to check out the bundles, too!
Definitely buy a font with a commercial use license if you will be using them for commercial work, or make crafts to sell. Remember that free fonts are usually for personal use only!
Check out these monogram fonts on Creative Market.
More Cricut Posts
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- How to Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space
- An Even Easier Way to Make Monograms with Your Cricut
- How to Use a Cricut Machine for Beginners
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Tuesday 10th of August 2021
So excited to to make more personal projects
Sunday 11th of April 2021
I am looking to make key chains for the family
Wednesday 5th of August 2020
I am so excite to monogram for my daughter.I really appreciate you helping me. THANK YOU!
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I am so excited to make some monogram for the grand kids... Thank you SO MUCH
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