Do you love monograms? This was the first skill that I wanted to learn when I got my Cricut! So today, I am going to teach you how to make a monogram in Cricut Design Space! This is an interlocking script monogram and the methods taught here can be used on other design programs as well.
I also recommend learning how to make circle monograms in Cricut Design Space as well.
Free Script Monogram Fonts
I will be using the Monogram KK font in this tutorial today on how to make monograms in Cricut Design Space. But I will leave 4 other free fonts that work well with script monograms as well. The Monogram KK is my favorite free font for script monograms because you can use it to make interlocking monograms.
What order do Initials go in a Monogram?
The order of the initials will depend on the type of monogram that you are creating. If you are creating a monogram where all 3 letters are the same size, the order will go: first name initial, middle name initial and last name initial.
Traditionally, monograms are created with 3 letters. The first and last will be the same size, with the middle letter being the largest. When monograms are created this way, the order for the monogram is: first name initial, last name initial, middle name initial.
For example, my initials are KAF. When creating a monogram with all letters the same size, the order is KAF. However, I prefer the traditional format where the middle letter is the largest. In this example, the order is KFA.
If you don’t already have Cricut Design Space, you can download it and create a free account here. Before we get started, make sure you have your font downloaded that you plan to use as well.
How to Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space
Watch the full step-by-step video tutorial on how making Monogram in Cricut Design Space here:
1. Open Cricut Design Space and select Create a New Project.
2. Type your first name initial using the text tool.
3. With your initial selected, choose the font. If you don’t want to see all of the Cricut Access fonts, click on “System” and only the fonts on your computer will show.
4. Resize your initial. You can use the resizing arrow on your letter to do this or type a specific dimension manually.
5. Create your middle initial. To do this, click on the initial you already created and click “duplicate”. This will duplicate your letter so the font and size will match your original letter. Double click on the letter to change it to your middle initial.
6. Create your last name initial. Repeat the steps for duplicating the initial. Then resize your last name initial so it is about 40% larger than your other 2 initials. This doesn’t have to be exact math. Just make sure you like the way the sizing looks.
Align and Distribute Your Letters
Arrange your initials to the spacing that you want them. They don’t have to be perfect; we will be able to perfectly align and distribute them once you have them in place. You may like your monogram with your letters overlapping or further apart. You can arrange it in different ways until you like the placement.
Once you have them in place, select all 3 initials and under the Align drop down menu, select Center Vertically. This will perfectly align all of the initials.
While all 3 initials are still selected, using the Align menu again, select Distribute Horizontally. This will evenly distribute each letter.
Weld or Attach Your Script Monogram
If your initials overlap like in this example, you will need to weld them together. But, if the initials do not touch, you will attach them together instead. If you skip this step, the letters will cut as individual letters, instead of how they appear on the screen.
Time to Cut Your Monogram!
It’s time to prepare your vinyl and your Cricut Mat for cutting! NOTE: If using Iron-on, don’t forget to MIRROR your design! If you are new to using vinyl, you can view all of my favorite brands of vinyl for project type here.
Looking for more Tutorials? View all of my Cricut and Design Space tutorials here.