I remember when I started machine embroidery. I had no access to assistance, I bought my machine via the Internet, I don’t even recall
where, but learning by myself was incredibly difficult. I eventually found
places to get lessons and/or simple projects done on a Saturday afternoon.
Saving money is always a popular subject, and here are some of the freebies available to nearly everyone and every need. Perhaps you want something unique for a letter, email, or flyer.
Beware, to use in embroidery, some fonts must have special programs to use; some letters must be inserted one letter at a time, (no way to just type in your wording),
and some won’t have lowercase, possibly numbers, and special characters like arrows or letter size boxes/circles.
I highly recommend AnnTheGrans AlphabetXpress! It is easy to learn, comes with 5 preloaded professionally digitized fonts, and has more fonts available to purchase,
& at a very small price, $55.19 (for Club Members) or $59.99 (for the general public).
But what if you want to have something unique to your project. There are so many places to get free fonts, but NOT ALL OF THEM are
suitable for embroidering. And, you will likely need a special program to translate them into stitching. Check your software, and possibly it will accept
TrueType Fonts or other OpenSource/Software Fonts.
I do have software that converts TTY and other fonts, but these will be usable in many of the writing programs you may have. Nearly all
composing software can do the conversion for writing only.
I wanted to use some ‘child-like font’ for my Freebie. Embroidery fonts don’t have such a thing, so here are a couple of places I
found something that would work for me.
I did click around inside of the Font
Google has 1,400 free license fonts. This is one of my favorites!
Dancing Script - Google Fonts
Child's Play - abstract fonts - download free fonts
abstract fonts -
download free fonts
Just for fun, here is my daughter's dog, Daisy, and I get to keep her when they leave town. Unfortunately, they come and get her when they return. . .
So, this is what a real dog looks like when she has food on her mind!
Thank you for joining me for this blog. I know I can use some laughter in my life.