Give your designs a little something extra with these free fonts with glyphs, tails, and swashes for craft projects, logos, blogs, graphic design, and more!
- Modern, handwritten script calligraphy and cursive bounce hand lettering with numerous alternates for tails and swashes as extra glyphs
- Perfect for wedding invitations, printable home decor wall art, elegant gift tags & more
- And for other fun or beautiful fonts, click on over to our list of free fonts for commercial use
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Finding fonts always take way longer than I think it will. Turn the computer on a Saturday morning trying to get the perfect look from a font and before I know it, I’m supposed to be making dinner…
Especially for script fonts with those extra glyphs that really take your design to the next level, save yourself the trouble and grab these free fonts that have those fancy tails and swashes.
Trust us, they are waaayyy harder to find than other types of fonts.
Factors in Font Selection
We’ve searched high and low for a diverse array of fonts to fit your project needs. Our goal was to find the best collection of fonts that include as many of these characteristics listed below as possible.
- Most popular trends to classic timeless styles (elegant modern, fancy vintage, rustic farmhouse, clean and simple minimalist, etc).
- Downloadable alphabet and/or dingbat (picture) ttf or otf files that work well on desktop, laptop computers (Android and iPad tablets are a bit more tricky).
- Cool, cute, stylish font family typeface samples from trustworthy sites such as Font Bundles*, Creative Fabrica*, Dafont, Fontspace, and other reputable font websites.
- A collection that includes thick, bold fonts; thin, modern handwritten script; cursive calligraphy; masculine and feminine fonts, texture like distressed or grunge or with extra tails, glyphs, and swashes; serif, sans serif, and more.
- Beautiful, Pinterest-worthy typography for cool font pairings or combinations that go well together (aka great graphic designer quality), which can be used for weddings, baby showers, professional events, logos and more.
- Useable for text in Word or to create beautiful print for craft cutting machines like a Cricut machine*, Silhouette machine*, Brother Scan N Cut*, etc.
Personal vs Commercial Use
Personal use means you are using a designer’s work for your own projects with no business interest. This applies to most crafters, who want to use pretty fonts, clipart, etc to customize a vinyl project, create a wood sign, or other DIY project.
However, if you plan to use the designs for your business, whether to sell or even give away for free, then you will need a commercial license in order to use the font legally.
Most times, free fonts are only for personal use with the option to upgrade for business use. But sometimes, designers are really generous and let you use their free fonts for both personal and commercial purposes.
Check the fonts section below for licensing information we found.
Script Fonts with Extra Swashes, Tails, Alternate Glyphs for Free
At the time this post was published, all the following fonts were free for personal and commercial use. However, please check the download site page for the most current license information.
How to Download the Free Fonts
Following is a list of the featured fonts. To download any of these fonts, simply click on the link of the font name to be taken to the download page. Enjoy!
- Primrose: Falcon* (upright calligraphy)
- Peony: Allana* (slightly slanted cursive)
- Lily: Nostalgia* (soft thin script)
- Dahlia: Fruitella* (condensed looped glyphs)
- Gardenia: Indah* (outlined heart glyphs and swashes)
- Hibiscus: Beach* (thicker neutral script)
- Magnolia: Angelina* (double looped tails)
- Iris: Steady* (thin calligraphy with extra long swashes)
- Daffodil: Shanela* (even script with left and right loop-de-loops)
- Bluebell: Milkshake* (retro vintage style script)
- Daisy: Wisdom* (bouncy lettering)
- Azalea: Loveya* (multiple versions of heart tails)
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- Amilya, Nolisa, and more elegant, classy wedding fonts with tails*
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Grab these fun, easy cursive script calligraphy fonts while they’re free and check out the bundle deals for more font goodies!
Tips for Using Fonts in Crafting
Downloading and installing fonts
The free download files will come in a zipped folder. Extract the files and download to your computer. Make sure you close out and reopen Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio for the new font(s) to appear.
Combining script text
When you insert text into Cricut Design Space, you will need to adjust letter spacing to connect letters. Don’t forget to weld to combine the text so each word cuts out as a single piece instead of by individual letters.
If welding text fills in the space in letters (such as a, d, p, etc), then undo the weld, enlarge the text, and try welding again.
Some cursive fonts may become too thin for weeding if used as small text. Reserve for use on large signs, etc.
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