This tutorial is perfect if you're a beginner in Cricut Design Space, have found the perfect thin font, and want to know how to make a font thicker on Cricut Design Space.
Not all fonts in Cricut Design Space have the “Bold” style type, so we need to know how to make letters thicker on Cricut without this feature.
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How to Make Letters Thicker in Cricut Design Space
Let's see how to make lines thicker on Cricut Design Space. One of the ways to thicken a font is by using the offset feature in Cricut with a very slight offset. With your word selected, you will now be able to use the offset feature.
Here is some text I've added to my current project using the Text option. I am using a gorgeous script font, Marthina Script, from Envato Elements, which we'll use in this outline font for Cricut tutorial. I have also identified many gorgeous fonts that work perfectly with this method that you can use at the end of this tutorial.
Make sure you have the word selected, and the word Offset will no longer be greyed out, so you can now click on it.
You can use the dot to move the offset bigger or smaller, but we need a little bit more control to make a font a bit thicker in Cricut Design Space.
In order to control how to make lines thicker on Cricut, we need to select the numbers in the box and type a number we want to use. I used 0.04, but I would suggest trying a few different sizes to achieve the look you want!
Now you can click Apply, and the offset will be applied, and you will have thickened a font in Cricut Design Space!
Congratulations! You have now successfully learned how to make letters thicker on Cricut Design Space and how to use offset in Design Space. There are so many other perfect fonts on Envato Elements that we can apply this technique to. Many of them have beautiful flourishes that we can add (like the one we used in our example!), so make sure to check out our article on how to add flourishes at the bottom of the page.
10 Top Thin and Thick Fonts for Cricut From Envato Elements
There are so many wonderful fonts that you can use to thicken using the offset feature in Cricut Design Space, and many of these fonts have long, wispy flourishes. These are some of my favourites!
1. Sheiral (OTF & TTF)
This font has very even lines, is quite thin, and is a perfect candidate to convert to bold now that you know how to make a font thicker on Cricut.
2. Brightshine (OTF & TTF)
This font is perfect for flourishes as it has very thin, wispy lines which are hard to cut. This makes it perfect for bolding too! No need to look for bold Cricut fonts when you can make them yourself!
3. Halosene (OTF & TTF)
This font has even more wispy elements that are really tricky if you leave them so thin. But it is such a gorgeous font that we can't not use it, which is why making the letters thicker is so perfect!
4. Marthina (OTF & TTF)
This is the font we used in the tutorial—it's one of the best ones to use! These lines are extra thin, so making them bolder still makes this font super easy to read.
5. Sweetyhearts (OTF & TTF)
Here's another stunning font with lots of wispy elements that are really hard to work with when the text is so thin.
6. Octavia (OTF & TTF)
This one has fewer wispy elements but is also spaced widely enough that you can easily make this one bolder without losing definition in the font. This pretty font works perfectly if you need bold Cricut fonts!
7. My Dear (OTF & TTF)
This font is perfect if you want to practice how to make a font thicker on Cricut Design Space. It's nice and thin, has some wispy elements, and has lines of even thickness.
There are many fonts that you can use to create bold fonts in Cricut Design Space. Another style of font that you can use is a type style font, which is very difficult to cut and use on your Cricut machine, so you need to be able to thicken these fonts in order to use them more easily. I want to show you some of my favourites:
8. Burford Line (OTF & TTF)
This font is very thin and will be very difficult to use, so thickening this font is one of the best ways to use it.
9. Laguna7 (OTF & TTF)
Laguna7 is a classical and universally understood font type that can very easily be made thicker.
10. Jamie Woods (OTF & TTF)
This is a font with a little bit more movement and a natural element to it—also perfect to be bolded!
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Now that you know how to use offset in Design Space and how to make the letters thicker, you might want to look into some other tutorials on how to use your amazing new fonts:
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