Font Styles

Polkadot Orchid Embroidery offers 16 different fonts for personalization, so you can get the look you want. The fonts we highlight here are for custom text and personalization. We also have a few more specialty styles for single letter monograms on large items, which you can see on the monograms page.

We may not offer every single one of these fonts for every single product.

We only offer a font if we know it will look good on that item. For example, some fonts work better at very small and very large sizes, like on the left chest of a polo shirt. Likewise, fonts with thin lines, such as Italics, Princess, and Outline may get lost in the knap of terrycloth over time, so we do not offer them for towels.


A Detailed Look at Some of Our Lettering Styles

Want to know what the letters in your name or monogram would look like in these fonts?

Click on the font name for a more detailed look at the letters.

Block font is a good all-around font. We are able to stitch this font in a smaller size than almost all of our other fonts (as small as 6mm tall), which is why we often use it for left chest designs on shirts.

If you ask for a block font for something that requires large lettering, we modify the style slightly to stitch with thinner proportions. (This helps the embroidery from snagging in the wash.)

We can stitch block text in extra-small, small, medium, or large.

Conservative looks stately and refined. The letters are relatively thin, so we can stitch it at a larger size than many of our other fonts, which is why we often use it for text that goes across the center chest of a t-shirt or sweatshirt.

It works for small, medium, and large lettering.

Fancy has┬ásimilar lines to Princess Script. However, Fancy is a little bit thicker and less fussy, so it’s a better choice between the two for towels. It also works for going across the chest of a shirt.

This style can be used for small, medium, and large lettering.

Goudy is one of our favorite fonts here at Polkadot Orchid Embroidery.

Goudy is a serif font (meaning it has ‘wings’ at the ends of the letters).

Like block font, we can stitch this style in very small lettering, which makes it a good choice if you are getting a polo with a left chest design. It looks great in almost any size – though we do slim down the proportions if it needs to be stitched in particularly large sizes. (Such as if you are emblazoning text across the chest of a shirt.)

We can stitch Goudy in extra-small, small, medium, or large.

Princess script is the most ornate font we offer for custom text. It’s airy and delicate, which makes it look elegant on handkerchiefs, sachets, and items for little girls.

We can stitch this style in small, medium, and large sizes.

Scroll is a great choice for when you want to embroider something for a guy. It has either a medieval or a motorcycle-vibe to it, depending on your point of view. It’s been really popular for our golf towels.

This font style is pretty versatile in terms of sizing. It looks good in large and small sizes as well as everything in between.

Sponge has curved lines that remind us of the lettering styles of the 1970s. This is one of the fonts that might seem appropriate on a gift for a tween or teen girl.

We can stitch it in small and medium sizes, but not large lettering.

Teddybear font has a relaxed, informal feel to it. We offer it because as it evokes the carefree feel of childhood.

It can be stitched in small, medium, and medium-large sizes.

Typewriter is a serif font with blocky serifs (‘wings’) at the ends of the letters. It has an independent, geeky, or vintage feel.

We can stitch it in small and medium sizes.