Monogramming is a great way to personalize a variety of items. In May of 2022, the new Cricut Monogram Maker tool was launched. This addition to the Cricut Design Space software will allow you to more quickly and easily design your own custom monograms.
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What is Monogramming?
Monogramming is simply adding a person’s initials to an item. This is a great way to personalize things without displaying the owner’s full name. Many people find that monogrammed items make for great gifts.
Below is a list of some of the resources I have used in the past for text, fonts, design elements and even inspiration to create my own monogrammed designs over the years. I would encourage you to click on each link, create an account with each resource and then start to explore the monogram making options available to you from each resource.
Cricut Monogram Maker Questions
With every new tool that comes out for the Cricut, there are always a lot of questions that people have. If you have questions that I have not answered, please let me know so that I can add them to this list. I would also encourage you to check out the information directly from Cricut on this tool.
Is the Cricut Monogram Maker hard to use?
No. It is very simple to use if you want to make basic monograms with the fonts and designs that Cricut has chosen to make available within this tool. I have a video HERE that walks you through the tool. I like that there is a small preview so that you can see the look of your monogram design before you click the Add to Canvas button.
Is the Cricut Monogram Maker free to use?
The new monogram tool is included in the Cricut Access membership fee. This means if you do not pay for Cricut Access (which I do not) you can view and design monograms with this tool, but you cannot make them. When you click Make It, the Cricut Design Space software would then ask you to sign up for Access or start your free trial of the Access membership.
If you are like me and do not pay for the Access membership, you can still use the Monogram Maker for inspiration, and then use designs and fonts you have collected from other resources to create your own unique design.
Can I use the Cricut Monogram Maker on any of my devices?
As of right now, this new tool is only available for the Desktop version of Cricut Design Space. It will show up in Design Space once you have updated your software to the 7.9 version.
Cricut Monogram Maker Video
In the following video I will take you on a tour of the Cricut Monogram Maker tool, and also show you how I would have designed a custom monogram without the tool. I do this because I like to teach people how to look at the elements within a design so they can learn to use the free tools in Cricut Design Space to really create their own unique projects. By the way, if you would like to learn everything I know about using Cricut Design Space, I would highly recommend taking my Teach Me Cricut Design Space Online Course. You can find more details about that course HERE.
Projects that use Monograms
If you ever have a project that you want to personalize, then using a monogram is a great way to do that. I lot of people, including myself, do not think it is save to put the name of a child on an item that others might see. This could give a stranger too much information about the child. But a monogram allows you to personalize the item and only tell others the child’s initials.
Weddings are a great use of monograms, especially for gift giving. You can personalize towels. make a floating frame piece, create a monogramed canvas design or even drink holders. If you use iron on vinyl you could add a monogram to a tote bag.