40+ Handwriting Fonts For Every Creative Project You Need (Free & Premium)
Handwriting fonts are simply fonts that look like they are written by hand. These fonts are great for projects that you want to have a casual, handwritten feel. Unlike script fonts that are traditionally more decorative, handwriting fonts look like true penmanship. Just like individual handwriting, however, these fonts can range from childlike to girly to blocky. They are written in pen, pencil, or marker and can including printing and cursive styles.
The perfect font can spark a specific vibe or emotion when it’s used. Graphic designers select fonts curated to the feeling that they want to invoke or the message they want to convey. Handwriting fonts are often used for logos, billboards, movie posters, book covers, and more. Imagine the logo for Disney. The font that is used for the word “Disney” is whimsical, fun, and entertaining, which is what the company brand embodies. In crafting, the font can set the tone or mood for your project. I love to use handwriting fonts for cards, labels, and projects that I want to have that personal touch.
- Free Handwriting Fonts
- Font Bundles
- Premium Handwriting Fonts
- Best Handwriting Fonts with Special Characters
- Best Handwriting Script Fonts
- Best Skinny Handwriting Fonts
- Best Handwriting Font Duos
- Best Bold Handwriting Fonts
- Additional Font Inspiration
Free Handwriting Fonts
The best fonts are free fonts! You can download some amazing handwriting fonts for free in a variety of ways. My favorite free handwriting fonts have come from the Creative Fabrica free daily gifts email! You can get a selection of free fonts, crafts or images delivered straight to your inbox each day and once you download them, they save to your account downloads on Creative Fabrica and can be downloaded again later. This came in especially handy when I got a new computer and I could re-download all of those fonts to the new desktop! If you check out the free fonts page, you can also find hundreds of great free fonts, and sometimes special, limited-time freebies. The best thing is that all of these have commercial licenses, which allow you to use the font in products that you sell without fear of copyrighting issues.
Free Font Bundles
Font Bundles are packages that contain a variety of font options packaged together and downloaded in one file. Bundles can be a font compilation from the same designer, a collection of themed fonts, or a random assortment. If you want a great selection of free fonts, check on this bundle from Creative Fabrica. It’s an exclusive mix of fonts, many of which are handwriting fonts. My personal favorite is Rock N’Doll.
Premium Handwriting Fonts
Premium fonts are fonts available for purchase that include personal and commercial licenses and often come with special characters, glyphs, swashes, or dingbats. Premium fonts can be purchased individually or as a bundle, which is also usually highly discounted.
For a great tutorial on downloading fonts and how to access the special characters, check out Fontcloud: How to Get a Font’s Extra Characters When Using an Ipad.
Best Handwriting Fonts with Special Characters
Hands down one of my favorite fonts of the moment is I Love Glitter from Misti Fonts. It is such a beautiful script font with connecting hearts. It’s easy to use and has tons of special characters that are PUA encoded for easy access.
This amazing handwriting font comes with tons of swashes, stylistic letters and even connecting hearts!
This elegant, feminine font has so many stylistic letters and tails, it is the perfect font for so many projects. It can be dressed up or down depending on your needs.
About Love is a romantic scripted font with lovely heart details and a series of alternate swashes to fit your font needs. This is a great handwritten font for social media and wedding announcements.
I love this font as a mixed upper- and lower-case handwriting font, but with the stethoscope swashes you can add, it really is a wonderful font to have in your collection.
This fun, unique font is actually a font duo but it comes with so many discretionary ligatures, swashes, and doodles, that it landed in this section. Sweetie Almeera is cool and special and worth the download!
Photoshoot is a cool, classy handwriting font that feels elegant and simple. This is an understated handwriting font perfect for setting a cool, chic mood for a wide range of projects.
This font has it all! Not only are there over 500 swashes and swooshes but contextual alternatives and stylistic options galore! What I love most about Betterfly is the rough and smooth options, perfect for sublimation or cutting with vinyl.
This is a really cool layered handwritten font that is fun and quirky and can be used in a variety of contexts.
Vanilla Daisy can be a simple brushstroke style handwriting font but when you add some ligatures and special characters, it gives the font a whole different feel, which makes it very versatile.
Flores by Creative Fabrica is a really decorative font with floral accents that can make the font feel very organic.
This pretty font has lots of contextual alternatives, heart swashes, and stylistic alternatives. It is a whimsical calligraphy handwriting font.
This is my second favorite font for creating a farmhouse feel for a project (keep scrolling for my #1 favorite). Berson Dream is a little rough on the eyes but has beautiful alternative glyphs and tons of rustic clip art to add to your projects.
Oh Juliya has cute connecting hearts and a romantically simple feel. This is great for cards, invitations, or social media as it is easily readable.
Like Oh Juliya, Joseph Sophia has cute connecting hearts and a simple feel, but this font is thicker and has a heavier baseline, great for presentations, headings, and projects where weeding is difficult.
Best Handwriting Script Fonts
The best thing about this cute country-like handwriting font is the set of floral clip art that comes with it.
Perfume comes in a regular and classic version, perfect for all crafting types, including sublimation. The font has an elegant feel and has a few stylistic variations as well.
Shelly is a font exclusive to Creative Fabrica and is a big, bold brush script handwriting font. This is a free download too, so don’t miss out!
Masterblush is a simple font that has some special stylistic alternatives that provide a realistic, hand-written feel.
From the creators of I Love Glitter comes Unicorn Calligraphy – a fun and magical calligraphy font. This font includes rainbows, hearts, and sparkles to embellish your letters.
Artis is a lovely, modern handwriting font with thin, clean lines and even a few artistic swoopes.
The hand-painted lettering comes with upper- and lower-case letters, special ligatures, and alternate characters. It’s a stunning, classy scripted font.
This font is exclusive to Creative Fabrica and is a perfectly feminine font with easy readability. This font works well for projects with many words and would be easy to weed if you are cutting vinyl.
Bellarose has a beautiful, romantic feel with many hearts in the design of the lettering and special characters.
This elegant, flowing scripted handwriting font adds the perfect personal touch to save the dates, wedding invitations, and social media. It has upper and lower case lettering and a few stylish letter alternates.
This free font exclusive to Creative Fabrica is a nice blend of standard and cursive writing and makes for a solid, legible calligraphy font.
Bellaboo is a fun, simple handwriting font that is easy to read and would work well for a wide range of projects.
Best Skinny Handwriting Fonts
What I love about Southland and many of the skinny handwriting fonts is that they provide a very authentic feel to your project, as if it was written by hand. This font works great if you want to emphasize that handwritten feel.
Like Southland, City Streetwear really gives an authentic, handwritten feel to your project. It’s simple and elegant.
Homeland works great on a wide range of projects and has a very natural right-handed flow.
This handwriting font really feels like a true signature font, something like how you would sign your own name. It’s classy and modern but slightly elegant.
I love Silently because the handwriting style closely mimics my own natural writing, including the cross-like “t’s”.
Abu Dhabi font has a flowing, natural feel and has well-balanced characters and even a few special ligatures.
This classy handwriting font is clean and simple but also includes a broad range of special characters and unique ligatures.
Love Story is a gorgeous, flowing script with cute connecting bows and beginning and ending swashes.
This font has a varying baseline, lots of character, and has a true handwritten feel. It is elegant and classy, but with a bit of whimsy as well.
If you are looking for a handwriting font that looks like classic cursive writing, this is the font for you. I love how elegantly spaced the words are and the monoline formation that they take on. It makes the font easier to read.
Best Handwriting Font Duos
Vanilla Cream is the best of both worlds. It provides a wonderful scripted brush font paired with a font that mixes upper and lower-case letters together to create a beautiful font pairing.
This combination has a great pairing of a scripted font with special ligatures and character alternatives, and an all caps font that compliments the flowing nature of the script.
This special font duo is my go-to for anything and everything farmhouse chic. Exquisite upper- and lower-case handwritten brush lettering paired with tons of doodles and extras make this font pack a big punch.
Kalista has a big duality with its font pairings. There is an elegant, soft classic script handwriting font balanced by a bold sans serif font.
Though this is designed as a Christmas font, Christmas Story font has so much more potential than just the Holiday season. The all-caps serif font comes in solid and outline versions, and the script comes in upper case and lower case as well, making this a very versatile font.
Best Bold Handwriting Fonts
Last Dream is a bold, thick-lined font with a very vintage vibe. It’s a nice handwriting font for layering also.
This font has a modern handwriting feel and would work well for presentations, crafts, and social media posts.
This is the perfect font for any project that you want to create an authentic, vintage 70’s or 80’s design.
This handwriting font has a very personal, masculine feel. It is easy to read, fun, and includes several cute doodles. My personal favorites are the cactus and succulents.
This monoline brush stroke font is bold and playful. It would work well for a variety of projects because it is easy to read but has a lot of personality.
This is a fun, feminine font with classic curves and lovely ligatures.
This charming brush script handwriting font is cute and whimsical. It’s a popular handwriting font for kids’ clothes and social media.
Homeday font by Sronstudio is a lovely handwriting font great for crafts, projects, social media, and so much more. It is a very versatile font for adding a personal touch.
Additional Font Inspiration
If you are looking for more handwriting fonts, I would check out the selection of hand-drawn fonts for whimsical, childlike, or holiday-specific items; swirly fonts for fonts with a lot of flair and panache, and cute fonts for fun, quirky and unique design. Love all of the fonts and can’t decide which ones are right for you? Download them ALL and thousands more for a low monthly subscription fee.
A font can change the look and feel of your entire presentation. I hope you found some wonderful inspiration with these popular handwriting fonts. Do you have a favorite handwriting font that should be added to the list for our readers? Feel free to type them into the comment section below.