How to Change the Font in Cricut Design Space

So you have your new Cricut, and you’re ready to make an awesome project. Maybe a heat transfer vinyl shirt or a cute sign? Except you’re not too excited about the default font in Cricut Design Space. Changing the font seems like it would be an easy thing. In a recent discussion with a new Cricut owner, she one of the things that confused her the most when starting out in Cricut Design Space was figuring out how to change the font. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to change the font when working on your next Cricut project.

How to Change the Font in Cricut Design Space


Begin by just typing your text. You can go ahead and center it and align the words how you wish.

How to Change the Font in Cricut Design Space


While the text is still highlighted, click the edit button in the right hand column. A new section will appear with lots of choices!

How to Change the Font in Cricut Design Space


Under the “All Fonts” menu, you can narrow down the types of fonts that appear. I typically just leave it at all fonts. However, if you are using the pen writing tool, then the “Has a Writing Style” style may be helpful. When using the pen writing tool, I like fonts that are solid all the way through and look like they are hand lettered. The “Has a Writing Style” includes the fonts that are perfect for the pen tool. When I’m cutting vinyl, etc., I leave it at all fonts.

How to Change the Font in Cricut Design Space


From here you may go through the list and choose which font you want to use. You’ll notice that some of the fonts have symbols or numbers to the right. The ones with prices are the fonts that cost extra to use. The ones with an “a” are the ones that are free if you are a Cricut Access member (do you wonder if Cricut Access is worth it? See THIS POST!). All the others are the Cricut fonts or fonts that you have uploaded to your computer.

How to Change the Font in Cricut Design Space

One word of caution- Sometimes it takes a little bit of time for the fonts to load. By little bit of time, I mean several minutes! I’m not certain if this is everyone’s experience or if it’s just because I have so many fonts loaded on my computer. But the fonts will eventually load if you give it a chance (without clicking the button a gazillion times like I do).

Once you click the font that you want, it will change the text to that font. Don’t like the font? Click another one until you find one that works for you!

If you’re just getting started with Cricut Design Space, here’s another beginner tutorial that many readers have found helpful:

How to Curve Text in Cricut Design Space


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  1. Veronica Heath says

    I have a question. I have the Cricut Air and I have been trying to cut vinyl and it snags can you help with a solution I want to make some gifts and the is a problem.

  2. Jillian says

    I have a question. I am stumped! When I open my crusty design space app I currently don’t have the left hand column. So I am unable to upload files etc. help!!! Any ideas why or what I’m doing wrong!!

  3. jodie dew says

    how do I access your tutorial how to curve writing… is on the page but I can’t get it to open…..however…I am old and don’t understand most of this stuff so I am sure it is something I am either not doing or doing wrong

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