If you’re overwhelmed by all the fonts out there and don’t know which ones to use for your Silhouette projects, I’ve got you covered. Keep reading for my favorite fonts for Silhouette Projects!
The hardest part of a Silhouette project is picking out a font. I may have a bit of a font problem, because every time I see one that I think looks cool I just have to have it. Which is why I have a couple hundred fonts on my computer (for real y’all, I have a lot!). A lot of them just sit in my font folder collecting dust, but I have a handful that I use for everything.
When I first started creating projects in the Silhouette Software I had no idea that certain fonts were better for certain projects. I wasted a lot of material using the wrong font for projects because I just didn’t know any better. But now I do. And I’m going to share what I learned with y’all! Because I want you to choose the right fonts for Silhouette projects the first time!
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When you’re trying to decide on a font, having a lot of options can make things a bit overwhelming. To keep things simple for myself, I have a list of 10 fonts that I love and know will never let me down depending on what I’m crafting.
My favorite fonts for Silhouette Projects:
- Magnolia Sky
- Code Bold
- Basic Title Font
- Clean Up Your Mess
- KG Modern Monogram
Code Bold, Basic Title Font, Leosler, Clean Up Your Mess, and Paprika are my favorites to use with Silhouette Sketch Pens and the Print and Cut feature. For sketch pens, you want to use fonts that are skinny so that the pens don’t have to color the letters in as they write out the words. Code Bold is a font that would best be used with the print and cut tool, mostly because it is thicker than the others. But I have used it with sketch pens before and loved the result!
All the script fonts I have used with heat-transfer vinyl projects. With the exception of featherly and bellwethers they are all thick enough to get a good cut on! To use Bellwethers and Featherly, you MUST offset them, it thickens the fonts and makes them easier to cut. Here’s how:
- Click Offset in your toolbar.
2. Select your font, click offset, and set your distance to 0.015. Select Corner and Apply.
3. Drag the box around your font upwards, and underneath you’ll find your newly offset font. See how much thicker it is?
You can play around with the distance, I usually set it around 0.015 because any higher and the openings inside the ‘e’s close off. But I highly suggest you play around until you find your perfect number!
If you’re into Monograms than you definitely need to download Momogramos and KG Modern Monogram. I love them both and used one of the fonts in my layered vinyl tutorial and my bridal shower gift! I can’t wait to use them for even more projects in the future. Monograms are fun to play around with y’all! And they make gift giving even more personable!
Even though I’ve said these are the 10 best fonts for Silhouette projects, I should say they’re my favorite fonts for Silhouette projects. Fonts are a personal preference, and the ones I like may not be your favorites. But these 10 fonts will get you started as you learn to use your Silhouette!
Play around with them, learn your Silhouette software with them, and just create. You never know which font you’ll fall in love with!
Do you have a favorite font for Silhouette projects?
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