how to use my new lettering templates

One thing I get asked about quite often is my lettering. Not even specifically how I stitch them - but what templates I use to get the styles I do.

See, before I started learning to embroider I used to practice hand lettering a lot. All the writing (other than the block font) that I use is my own styles.

Until now, I've never had a way to share them with you. That's why I created these embroidery lettering templates - so you can have beautiful fonts on your embroidery no matter what your handwriting looks like. The templates include 5 styles in 3 sizes, so there's lots you can do with them.

And even I couldn't believe how easy and fast it really was to use them to make a pattern!

Check out my little tutorial below, and purchase the lettering sheets here.

First you'll need to decide what styles/sizes you'll need. I was going to put 6 letters on a 4" hoop so I decided to use the medium size in my style - with a C from the cursive caps page.

You'll also need a sheet of lined paper or tracing paper. I liked using the lined paper because it also allowed me to be sure I was tracing the letters straight.

Now all you have to do is line up your letters and trace them!

Once I had them all down, I decided I didn't like the placement of the C. So I just traced another one! You may want to start out with a pencil if you want your finished pattern to look nicer than mine does.

You can choose to add florals, a wreath, a pet or place, something from nature, or anything else you might like to your pattern! If you're not sure how to go about transferring this pattern to fabric, check out this blog post.

Have you made a hoop using these templates? I would love to see it! You can share it with me on Instagram @through.rain.or.shine.

Happy stitching!!