Hi everyone! Today is October 21, 2020. A long time ago (back in February or March…) I had started planning a program to use the vinyl printer in our library makerspace to create pronoun stickers. Since I could not do that program after all, I thought at least I’d share the pronoun templates I’d created!
I created these to be used at the makerspace at the Michael Kusalaba Library in Youngstown, Ohio, but they should be able to work in many other makerspaces. I believe the vinyl printers available in Akron and Cleveland are compatible, but check with your own local library and be prepared to learn! Of course, if you have a vinyl printer at home, you can try these out there as well. If you want to know more about our vinyl printer, my friend Carla made a video that might help you get started.
These templates can be resized and reoriented in the vinyl printer software, and can be used in a variety of ways — to make window clings, stickers, t-shirts, tote bags, etc. depending on what kinds of vinyl are available to you.
I only finished a few pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them) before our library closed for a few months, but if there’s enough interest I can get back into the makerspace on my days off and create more (I’ve been working at a different branch since we reopened and we do not have the required software). I can also write up a pathfinder so you can create your own text-based projects, or even just change the font.
Happy making, and happy International Pronouns Day!
The following files are blank text (no fill) with a cut contour outline:
You can see an example of a t-shirt I made using this template on this blog page (it’s the second one).
The following files are black text with a blank border and a cut contour outline:
These stickers will look a bit like this one when printed, and as soon as I figure out which flash drive has the “ask me about my pronouns” file on it, I’ll share that one too.
One final note: I created these for personal use, but feel free to create something to sell using these templates.
Let me know if you want to see more content like this!