When I started bullet journaling, I was enamored with the beautiful spreads I was seeing all over Pinteret and Instagram. And while my penmanship is something I’m pretty proud of, my cursive was embarrassing. It had been years since I was taught it (elementary school), and since I’ve really only used it for my signature since, it was a mess.
I kept reading everywhere that your bullet journal doesn’t have to be pretty. Which is true, it should be whatever you want it to be. But I wanted it to be pretty.
Guess what I found out? You CAN improve that sloppy grade school cursive. Your to-do list doesn’t have to be drab — spruce it up by making your handwriting something to be adored!
One of the easiest ways to improve your handwriting is by using practice worksheets, and today I wanted to share some of my favorite free resources with you.
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Tools matter too – so before we jump in, make sure you have a good pen or marker to make the most of these resources. Liz did a whole post on her favorites, but some affordable ones for a beginning that I will point out are:
- Staedtler Triplus Fineliner if you are looking for a pen/marker hybrid
- Pilot Metropolitan if you are looking for a starter fountain pen
Before we jump into the free printables — did you know there are TONS of amazing lettering courses out there? You read that correctly — there are online courses (both free and paid) that will help you improve your handwriting. Here are my favorites.
1. The Postman’s Knock Calligraphy Worksheets
The Postman’s Knock is a known resource for AMAZING lettering and handwriting worksheets. While many require a very low-cost fee to download, the Kaitlin Style Calligraphy Practice Worksheets are completely free!
2. Handwriting Practice Worksheets from BohoBerry
3. How to Improve your Everyday Handwriting + Free Printables from Tiny Ray of Sunshine
Kim from Tiny Ray of Sunshine did an amazing post recently on improving your handwriting. With three different versions of printables, along with a surplus of handwriting tips, this is a fantastic resource!
4. How to do Brush Lettering by Nicole Dawn
As someone who is desperate to master the art of brush lettering, Dawn’s resource is incredible. Within her post where you can grab the free brush lettering printable, she also has some tips, tools, and an instructional video!
5. Brush Lettering Practice by Papel & Co
Once you’ve gotten the basics down for brush lettering, Papel & Co have a great free brush pen worksheet for additional practice!
Additionally, I did a post all about how I practice handwriting – along with some tips and tools!
Feel free to share any we’ve missed in the comments below!