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  • Writer's pictureAmy Cone


Whether you’re creating custom polos for your team, or hats that highlight your brand’s logo, embroidery is an awesome way to add an extra level of polish to your design. This stitched-on style makes it easy to create professional products for any occasion and is a great way to create durable long-lasting designs.

Just like screen printing, there are some special tips and tricks to make sure your embroidered design really pops, and one of the easiest ways to do so is picking the perfect font. With so many options to choose from, it may seem hard to know where to begin, but we’re here to help!

We’ve prepared this list of our top 11 favorite fonts for embroidery, as well as a couple of helpful hints so you can create embroidered custom apparel that truly stands the test of time.

Types of Fonts

First, let’s talk about fonts. When it comes to embroidery, the simpler your font is the better. That’s why sans serif fonts work best in embroidered designs. If you’re not familiar with the difference between serif and sans serif fonts, no worries! We’ve prepared a quick primer for you:

  1. A serif font has short lines at the ends of the letters, making it look less blocky. One of the most popular serif fonts that you might know is Times.

  2. Sans serif fonts are just that–a font “sans” or without serif. A common sans serif font is Arial.

There are also other font categories like script, handwritten, greek, and decorative fonts, which you can see in some of our examples below. Some of these fonts also work great for embroidery, but if in doubt, remember, simpler is better!


  1. Adelle

  2. Avatar

  3. Block

  4. College

  5. City Medium

  6. Script

  7. Lila Script

  8. Scope

  9. Sports

  10. Toddler

  11. Woodstock

Looking for some additional tips to help your embroidery stand out? Check out our help page, get some design tips, or contact one of our friendly experts to find out how to optimize your design for superior stitching. Our team is always excited to help you create a design that brings your group together for all of your events and occasions.


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