If you want to make your item stand out, that’s precisely what a monogram can achieve.
Fortunately, you can quickly and easily make your monograms on Cricut. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make vinyl monograms with a Cricut machine in a step-by-step manner.
How to Make a Monogram on Cricut — Step by Step
To make a monogram on Cricut, here are the steps you should follow.
- First thing is to download Cricut Design Space. It’s free to download, and you can use it on Android, Windows, Mac, and iOS devices
- Once you have downloaded Cricut Design Space, you create a Cricut ID. If you have a Cricut ID already, you can register for free
- Choose and download your preferred monogram font
- Start a new Cricut Design Space project
- Enter your initials the way you want
- Specify the size and spacing of the initials
- Lastly, connect the initials by welding
How to Get Monogram Fonts on Cricut
There are plenty of gorgeous monogram fonts like serif and swirly fonts that you can download on the internet for free. Choose your preferred font, download it, and install it on your device (computer, tablet, laptop, etc.).
You can search the internet for the most popular ones like ZilapMonograma, Maxwell, Janda Stylish Monogram, Lobster, Monogram KK, and Beaver. Many new fonts are being made every day.
Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space
First you need to download and install your font. Then you can start your Cricut Design Space project by opening a blank canvas. After opening a blank canvas you’re able to enter in the monogram letters.
Making Monogram Initials on Cricut
Click the text tool and enter your first initial (letter).
Select the initial you have entered in the text tool and then from the font option select the monogram font you have installed. Modify the size of the letter the way you want.
Follow the same step for the remaining initials. You won’t need to change the monogram font because it was already selected when you typed in your first initial.
Remember to put each letter in a separate layer for easy of rearranging and resizing.
Modify the Monogram Initials on Cricut
Once you have typed all the initials, you need to rearrange and resize them as needed. You can then align the initials the way you want from the toolbar. This depends on the style of monogram you need.
For a traditional monogram, it would be good to make the second initial (the one in the middle) slightly larger than the others.
You can also create make a block monogram where all the letters are the same size.
Connect the Monogram Letters Together on Cricut
Once you have followed the steps above, weld the initials together to make them into one piece that you can easily cut.
To weld the letters, select them, and then click the weld button in the layers panel. This option is at the bottom right-hand corner.
After you have typed your initials, arranged and resized them, and then welded them together, you have your monogram ready for cutting.
If you are cutting with an Iron-on material, mirror your design before cutting.