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  • Writer's pictureRichard M. Sessa

The Best Embroidery Fonts For Custom Apparel

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

Sans serif fonts are usually your best bet since they appear much less "blocky" than serif fonts. To put this into perspective, Times is a popular serif font while Arial is commonly used as a sans serif option. Though there are also other font categories such as script, handwritten, greek and decorative fonts that may work well depending on the design you're looking to create, it's typically better to keep it simple when it comes to embroidery.


  1. Futura

  2. Gotham

  3. Trebuchet

  4. Garamond

  5. Minion Pro

  6. Avant Garde

  7. Optima

  8. Gill Sans

  9. Baskerville

  10. Trajan Pro

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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