Fonts Firsthand Design Workshop

Join me to learn how to make your own font!

Hosted by Jennifer Maker

Craft-Tea with Jennifer

How to Make Handcrafted Fonts the Easy Way!

Learn the complete step-by-step process to creating your own font that you can use in all of your projects or even sell!

Register for the Workshop and Get Started Immediately!

More than 100,000 happy makers learn to succeed from Jennifer's workshops!

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Are you looking for a fun way to make unique projects?

Do you struggle with ways to personalize your projects in meaningful ways?

Do you want to use handwriting for projects but struggle with how to get it clean enough?

Your own handwriting captures YOU in the most unique way!

Handwritten font on a potholder

This potholder has MY family's chili recipe on it made with my personal handwriting font!

(Here's a little secret ... this looks way better, and more legible, than my actual handwriting would because I turned it into a font! I can teach you how to do this, too!)

The FONTS FIRSTHAND design workshop is for you if...

  • You want to understand how fonts can work for you.
  • You want to learn how to handcraft your own font in a variety of ways.
  • You want to learn how to capture the BEST rendition of your own handwriting (it'll be better than you think possible!)
  • You want to memorialize someone else's handwriting so you always have it!
  • You want to incorporate your handwriting cleanly into your projects in interesting and fun ways.
  • You want to learn how to handcraft fonts, beyond the basic handwriting!
  • You need inspiration for your designs and projects.
  • You struggle with pen-in-hand writing and want an easier way to write in your own hand.
  • You need a simpler way to create fun and unusual fonts.
  • You want to learn to make iron-on vinyl, sublimation, and Infusible Ink projects with a personal flair!
  • You tried to make a font, but found it too confusing.
  • You want to make personalized projects with your own unique stamp!

You can have all this!

Register for the Workshop and Make a Font Today!

Meet Your Workshop Teacher

Called the "queen of crafting" by her millions of fans, Jennifer is the founder of the wildly popular JenniferMaker blog and channel that both inspires and teaches you how to make beautiful things.

Jennifer has been teaching for decades and is known for her easy-to-follow approach and complete directions from start to finish that anyone can follow. She can teach you how to make pretty much anything!

In addition to teaching, Jennifer is an award-winning designer and author of over 60 published, bestselling books. She and her designs have been featured in FIRST for Women, Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, BuzzFeed, and 5-Minute Crafts, as well as on USA Today and Fox News affiliates.

Cyndi's Font

— handwriting font made by student Cyndi Holland

"It was an AMAZING CLASS! You are truly the BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! You break everything down and make it so easy to follow along. I completely understand the lessons due to your style of teaching. Thank you so much Jennifer. Now I am going to start working on handwritten gift for birthdays and be thinking of ideas for Christmas!" Tammy Appleton

Kathy's Font

— handwriting font made by student Kathy Morgan

What You Get When You Join This Workshop

  • Detailed, professionally-edited videos that show how to create fonts using both free and paid software, as well as how to print and press your projects onto an iron-on pillow, an Infusible Ink mug, and a sublimation potholder with a family recipe!
  • A 119-page step-by-step photo workbook that you can follow along with to create beautiful fonts and projects.
  • Answers to your questions with Jennifer Maker from her studio.
  • An invitation to a private group where you can get inspiration, updates, and answers to more questions.
  • On-Demand Access to all Fonts Firsthand workshop content for the lifetime of the workshop (indefinitely!)
  • BONUS CONTENT: Two mini-courses — Sublimation Startup and Cricut Kickoff — which get you started and up-to-speed with these two amazing crafts. ($39 value)
  • BONUS CONTENT: A collection of SVG/DXF cut file designs to help you make your own handwritten projects!
  • BONUS CONTENT: Jennifer's own handcrafted fonts which you are welcome to use for personal or commercial use, too! Includes JM Handwriting, JM Sweet, JM Cursive, JM Lemonade, and JM Groovy (these were made in the exact same way I'm teaching you to make your own fonts in this workshop!) ($50 value)
JM Sweet Font
JM Cursive Font
JM Lemonade Font
JM Groovy Font
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You will learn...

  • All about fonts, including types and parts
  • How to create a font for free
  • How to adjust your font's spacing
  • How to include doodles and dingbats in your font
  • How to use Calligraphr to make and update a font
  • How to use Procreate to make and update a font
  • How to use Silhouette Studio to make and update a font
  • How to photograph or scan your handwriting
  • How to calibrate for your photos
  • How to install your font on Mac or Windows
  • How to use your font with Cricut Design Space
  • How to design a handwritten recipe and sublimate it on a potholder
  • How to design a handwritten mug and press it on a mug
  • How to design a handwritten signature and press it on an iron-on vinyl pillow
  • Extra fun stuff, like how to make fonts that more stylized, how to trace handwriting samples, how to adjust fonts with more control, and more!

People Love Jennifer's Workshops

Melody's Font

— handwriting font made by student Melody Mayberry

Jennifer’s classes never ever disappoint! She always overdelivers and is so generous with her information!!Lisa Kelly

Shari Coy

I took one of Jennifer’s workshops and learned so much. I even talked to my daughter and showed her some things I did along with the video after the workshop. Thank you so much Jennifer. I have always loved your workshops and tutorials. Shari Coy

"Jennifer is an awesome teacher! Whether it be a video or a workshop I have taken from Jennifer, I have always come out learning and excited to create! Jennifer gives information for all levels of crafters! I would highly recommend signing up for one of her courses/workshops" — Jo-Elle Ford

Helen's Font

— handwriting font made by student Helen Allen

"I learned so much from the workshop.

I no longer have to worry about commercial licenses for fonts.

This is a game changer. Thank you!

Stephanie Gilmour


Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

What is a handwriting font and what can it do for me?

A handwriting font is a set of characters made from your OWN handwriting (or someone else's handwriting). You can use these unique fonts in a variety of ways — from printables like sublimation to cuttables like vinyl, Infusible Ink, and paper crafts to create personalized and unique projects. They are very useful for creating family heirlooms, such as family recipes, as well as custom projects!

But I don't have great handwriting. Will my font look bad?

Your handwriting is unique to you! That said, Jennifer will share tips on how to get the BEST version of your handwriting into your font. She'll even share tips on how to change up your handwriting for fun results. This workshop will ENHANCE your handwriting! Anyone can make a fun font from their own handwriting.

Learn to write your font manually or digitally

Why should I enroll in a workshop rather than watch a YouTube video or read a blog tutorial?

This in-depth workshop is designed for those who feel they need a little extra help understanding how to design, download, and print Canva designs. You can ask questions and feel confident that you'll get help here! This workshop is also great for those who enjoy learning from Jennifer's easy-to-understand, calm, and clear method of teaching. This is a no-fluff, no-mess, no-distraction workshop ... it's like sitting down with Jennifer in her craft room to learn directly from her!

How long is the workshop?

The workshop is split into seven lesson videos that are approximately two hours in total — I teach you the software to make several custom handwriting fonts, how to use the font you make to create designs, and how to use those designs to make three projects. You can watch all or skip to just the parts that interest you. There's also a Q&A session.

Is this a live workshop?

No, the information is all available to watch on-demand so you can pause, rewind, and go at your own pace.

Do I have to have to use Facebook for this workshop?

No. All videos, workbooks, files, and resources are stored in the Workshop Area in our Teachable school system, which does not share a login with Facebook. However, you should note that the Facebook group is a great place to learn from others in the workshop.

What equipment do I need?

  • A desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • (Optional) A printer if you want to write out your font by hand
  • (Optional) A camera or scanner if you want to write out your font by hand
  • (Optional) iPad with iPadOS 15.4.1 or later if you want to make your handwriting font digitally
  • (Optional) Apple Pencil if you want to write out your handwriting on an iPad (not required—you can just use your finger)

What software do I need?

For this workshop, you just need a free web browser, such as Google Chrome. You'll also use Calligraphr, a browser-based application — you can use either the Free or Pro version (Jennifer will demonstrate with the free version to keep the workshop accessible for all). You will also learn to create a font in Silhouette Studio Business Edition.

Handwriting font in Calligraphr

What supplies do I need?

If you want to write out your font by hand, you'll need a black pen and some plain white paper. No other supplies are needed if you just want to make the font and use it on your computer or device. If you'd like to turn your designs into projects, Jennifer demonstrates how to make a sublimation potholder, an Infusible Ink mug, and an iron-on vinyl pillow during the workshop. You can make one or all of these projects — a full supply list is available after you enroll to help you find items.

Handwritten font on a mug

Do you just teach fonts?

No, Jennifer will also show you how to design with your font in Cricut Design Space, and how to press the designs onto a potholder, a mug, and a pillowcase using sublimation, Infusible Ink, and iron-on vinyl with complete step-by-step directions from start to finish.

Will this workshop teach me to make SVG cut files?

In a way, yes, because your font can be used to create cuttable designs, which are demonstrated during the workshop. But they won't be traditional SVG cut files, no.

Will this workshop teach me everything there is to know about fonts?

No, this workshop focuses on creating a font from your own handwriting, not how to create fonts in other ways. I will explain how to include something beyond simple letters and numbers in your fonts, however.

I am new to sublimation and/or my Cricut cutting machine. Will this help?

Yes, because I'm including my Sublimation Startup and Cricut Kickoff mini-courses as bonuses for enrolling in the Canva Creative workshop. I recommend you do those first before you attend the workshop so it makes more sense to you!

Do I need a sublimation printer or a Cricut to take this workshop?

No, this workshop can be completed without either machine. You can make a font and simply use it on your computer or device without ever making a craft with it! If you wish to make designs with your fonts, however, you'll want a sublimation printer (for sublimation projects) and/or a cutting machine (for iron-on vinyl and/or Infusible Ink designs).

Handwritten font on pillow

Can I sell the projects I make in this workshop?


Is there a coupon for this workshop?

No, as this workshop is already discounted to be affordable without any coupons needed.

I got a VIP Pass from you. Is this included?

No, VIP Passes are sold for specific events, such as Maker Academy Weekend and other events with multiple sessions. VIP Passes include only the workshops presented during that one event, not workshops presented in any other event or presented individually. If you'd like to take this workshop, please register for it separately.

What is your refund policy?

We have a 30-day happiness guarantee! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me within 30 days of your enrollment and I will give you a full refund. Please view my refund policy here for more details.

Will I be able to ask questions?

Yes! You can post in our Facebook group and/or email us directly!


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