(Heads up! I updated this worksheet in July of 2019. You can find information about the updated printable worksheet — and a Procreate version — by clicking here!) Ready for a creative challenge? Try writing using “Stitches” lettering! The letters in this hand-lettering style “stitch” together and feature accent dots to ensure plenty of visual…
If you have read this blog for any period of time, then you know that I’m all about dip pen calligraphy. That said, I think it’s important to give yourself a creative challenge by switching up mediums and styles! For that reason, I’ve recently been experimenting with new hand-lettering styles. One serendipitous day, I was doodling in my planner, and I came up with a dot-studded lettering style that “stitches” together.
The connected nature of the letters and the stitch-like appearance of the dots prompted me to name the style “Stitches”. After that, I spent a couple of weeks working on exemplars for you so if you like the style, you can create it, too!
I created the Stitches Style Hand Lettering Exemplar to teach you exactly how create every Stitches letter. The premium exemplar is six pages long, and features instructions and examples to help you understand how to make and connect letters.
In the premium version of the exemplar, you’ll find step-by-step graphics detailing how to create every letter plus numbers (0-9) and an ampersand.
In addition to letter formations, the exemplar features instructions over how to implement your Stitches hand-lettering on any project. You’ll also find lettering tips and a page of word practice to help you understand how the letters piece together.
The cost of the premium exemplar is $5.00, and you can purchase it by clicking here. Through Memorial Day (Monday), however, you can type in the code STITCHES in the “Apply Gift Card” field at checkout to receive 15% off the exemplar (total: $4.25). The code will stop being valid at midnight MDT (Denver, Colorado timezone) on Monday!
Stitches Lettering Project Ideas
You can use Stitches Lettering on any project that will benefit from embellished letters. As I said, I discovered it while doodling in a planner, so there’s one implementation! It also looks incredibly good on mail art. I really love the way this envelope turned out!
I also tried it on place cards and was happy with the eye-catching result.
The great thing about hand-lettering is you can create it with anything! I prefer Micron pens because they don’t smudge when you erase guidelines (as long as the ink is completely dry, of course). I’ve also successfully hand-lettered with gel pens, broad tipped markers, and pencils. Really, whatever you have at hand will work!
I hope that you enjoy the printable described in this post, and that it inspires you to experiment with hand-lettering! If you have any questions about the style or the exemplar, please feel free to ask. Otherwise, have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for reading TPK!