Finding a good cursive font for your DIY and craft projects isn’t easy.
A cursive font needs to strike the right balance between looking beautiful and still being easily readable.
Let’s take a look at the best free cursive fonts for Cricut and how to best use them.
1. Learning Curve font
The Learning Curve font features beautiful handwriting that you may not have used since elementary school.
The typeface imitates the traditional cursive handwriting with a modern style using clean and crisp lines. Learning Curve Font is free to use in any private and commercial manner.
2. Hello Honey font
The Hello Honey font is a feminine, modern handwritten typeface that combines script and gorgeous heart-shaped swashes with a cursive and neat style.
It even includes beginning & ending swirls, and ligatures.
It’s perfect for creating titles, signatures, logos, wedding invitations, letterhead, signage, labels, newsletters, posters, badges, etc.
The free version of Hello Honey Font is only allowed to be used in personal projects, non-profit and charity use.
3. Beautiful Bloom font
The Beautiful Bloom font is an elegant cursive typeface. It is also a manual type and has been written or painted with a brush.
Its cheerful and carefree air stands out and is therefore ideal for nice greeting, love, romantic cards, perfume brands, clothes, and fashion.
It can also be great for print and digital design that can be used for design including stationery, posters, logos, etc.
The free signature font is for personal use only.
4. Allura font
The Allura font is a handwritten typeface that looks simple, clean, and easy to read, with an almost calligraphic appeal. The script and formal sets offer a softer and more formal look.
This font is perfect for wedding invitations, stationery, web logos, signatures, portfolios, prints, headers, magazines, book covers, t-shirt prints, craft, cosmetics, packaging, etc.
5. Black Jack font
The Black Jack font is a fabulous and elegant modern calligraphy script that is freely available for personal and commercial use.
This font is suitable for logos, handwritten quotes, product packaging, header, poster, merchandise, greeting cards, social media banners, printed quotes, shirt designs, etc.
Cricut projects for cursive fonts
Most cursive fonts are best used for projects where your Cricut machine can write directly on your final product.
Some Cricut projects ideal for cursive fonts include:
- Wedding invitations
- Greeting cards
When to avoid cursive fonts
Most cursive fonts are very thin and tapered, which makes them very difficult to weed and transfer without messing up.
So it’s best to avoid cursive fonts when working with heat transfer vinyl or similar materials.
If you really want to use a cursive font, you can try to find a thick cursive font and bold the text.
How to download fonts for your Cricut?
If you want to use a font that is not already available in Cricut Design Studio, you can normally download it from the internet.
Cricut Design Studio will work with any font that has an .ttf or .otf file type.
So make sure you check the file type before clicking the download button.
There are lots of places to find new fonts online, but I normally prefer to use the biggest font websites out there.
These websites are my favorites:
Try to stay away from font websites that are smaller or not well know, because the font files might contain a virus or malware.
Check the license of the fonts
When downloading a font from the internet, it’s important to the license as well.
Just because it’s a “free” font, that doesn’t mean you can do anything you want with it.
Most free fonts are only for personal use. This means you can use the font for your personal DIY projects such as mugs, blankets, pantry labels, etc.
But you are not allowed to sell any products with that font. You need to have a commercial license if you want to sell any items using a specific font.
A commercial license for a font can cost anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, depending on the font and the type of commercial license.
How to add fonts to Cricut Design Space?
Inside Cricut Design Space you can use any standard fonts that come with the program, and any font that is installed on your computer.
So after finding a new font online and downloading it, you need to install it on your computer before you can use it in Cricut Design Space.
Follow these steps to install a new font and find it inside Cricut Design Space:
- Find the folder to which you downloaded the font.
- Unzip the font if necessary.
- Install the font by double-clicking on it and following the instructions.
- Go to Cricut Design Space and start a new project.
- Select the text tool and type the text you want.
- Select the text and click on the font drop down menu.
- Find your font among the other fonts listed.
- Try using the search bar if you can’t find the font.
How to upload fonts to Cricut Design Studio?
Cricut Design Studio can only use the standard fonts that come with the program and the fonts installed on your computer.
That means that you won’t be able to use any of the new fonts you downloaded and installed if you switch computers.
Unfortunately, there is no way to upload fonts to Cricut designs space like you can with images.
Hopefully, Cricut will add this as a new feature sometime in the future.
But for now, if you want to use fonts across different devices, you’ll have to install the font on every device separately.