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If you have chosen the path of making crafts, a monogram is one of the best designs you shouldn’t miss. All other Cricut artists are making it.
Why not you?
People are becoming more obsessed with Monograms because they are incredible when it comes to personalization of items and gifts. After all, who wouldn’t want to be unique?
You want to make your item stand out of the thousands of designs out there, and that’s precisely what a monogram can achieve.
Fortunately, you can quickly and easily make your monogram crafts using your Cricut. In this tutorial, we will show you how to do it in a step by step manner.
Let’s get started.
What Is A Monogram?
You must have read this term somewhere and know what it means. But if you are reading it for the first time, a monogram is a design that uses two or more letters that are linked/connected or welded in a certain way.
That means that if your initials are SHL, then your monogram would be SHL. There are multiple monogram designs you can use. For instance, the initials can be interlocked or ordered strikingly.
A monogram can be the name of a company or a logo design. The process of creating a monogram isn’t expensive and does not take much time.
You need to download a free monogram font, and in about 5 minutes using your Cricut machine you will be done with your design.
Today, we will show you how to do it.
Whether you want to personalize your bath towels, luggage, or any other items a monogram can help you achieve that.
A monogram can be used for decorative purposes or to identify the owner of particular items.
What Is the Perfect Font for Monograms?
When it comes to Cricut monogram fonts, it’s all about preference. Besides that, there are plenty of free fonts you can use for monograms, including serif fonts and swirly fonts.
ZilapMonograma, Maxwell, Janda Stylish Monogram, Lobster, Monogram KK, Beaver, are just a few, and most popular ones. Many other fonts are being made every day.
Where Can You Use A Monogram?
A monogram can be added to almost every item you have in your home. Companies add monograms on water bottles, Keychains, etc.
You can also add a monogram on luggage, stationery, tumblers, or any item you wish. You can use monograms on large and small projects. A circular monogram is said to be the best for small projects.
How to Make a Monogram on Cricut — Step by Step
To make a monogram on Cricut, here are the steps you should follow.
- 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
- Connect the initials by welding
- First thing before you can get started creating a monogram; you need 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 don’t have one. If you have one already, the better, you can register without paying a single cent.
- If you want you can become a member of Cricut Access where you will have access to plenty of Cricut Images, fonts, and projects.
Choose and Download Your Preferred Monogram Font
There are plenty of gorgeous monogram fonts you can download on the internet for free. Choose your preferred font, download it, and install it on your device (computer, tablet, laptop, etc.).
Start Your Cricut Design Space Project
Having downloaded and installed your font, start your Cricut Design Space project by opening a blank canvas.
Enter Your Initials
These could be initials of your name, name of your company or any other thing you want to make a monogram for. Click the Text tool and enter your first initial (letter).
If your name is Jerald Anderson Robins, your first initial would be “J.”
Select the initial you have entered in the Text tool and 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 last (third in your name) initial, but in this case, you will not need to change the monogram font because you selected it already when typing your first initial.
Do the same for the middle (second in your name) initial. Remember to put each letter in a separate layer for easy of rearranging and resizing.
Modify the Initials as You Need
Once you have typed all the initials, you need to rearrange and resize them as needed. This depends on the style of monogram you need. As such, you will want to modify the letters as you need.
For example, for a Traditional Monogram, it would be good to make the second initial (the one in the middle) slightly larger than the others so that your monogram looks like SHL.
Well, you can also create make a Block Monogram (all letters are the same size). You can then align the initials the way you want from the toolbar.
Connect the Initials Together
Once you have followed the steps above to the letter, weld the initials together to make them one piece that you can easily cut.
To weld, the letters, select them, then click the Weld button in the layers panel. Check this option at the bottom right-hand corner.
Hurray! You’ve done it!
Now that you have typed your initials arranged and resized them, and you have welded them together, you now have your monogram, ready for cutting. If you are cutting with an Iron-On material, mirror your design before cutting.