Learn how to Open SVG files in Cricut Design Space!
Did you know that you can find cut file designs for your Cricut machine outside of Cricut Access Library? SVG files (short for Scalable Vector Graphics) are a type of vector file that can be used by most cutting programs, including Cricut Design Space.
If you’re new to your Cricut machine, or just new to using SVGs, here’s an easy to follow tutorial that will show you how to open SVG files in Cricut Design Space so you can get busy crafting!
SVG cut files are widely available from many craft bloggers, design marketplaces, and graphic designers, with many even offering free SVG files for Cricut (like yours truly). Using SVG files from around the web opens you up a whole new world of designs that you might not find in the Cricut Library.
Most SVGs will download as a zip file. After downloading, you will need to unzip to use the files inside. (Learn how to download & unzip SVG files).
Then you can head to Design Space. Sign in and click New Project to open up the Canvas.
Click the “Upload” button on the bottom of the right side menu.
On the Upload page, choose “Upload Image”.
Then click the “Browse” button to navigate to where you saved the SVG file on your computer (or drag & drop the file).
Be sure to choose the SVG format file. Some computers may display SVG files using web browser icons (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc), however they are actually SVG files and should still upload correctly in Design Space.
You can check for the .svg file extension, or look at file type for “SVG Document” or “Scalable Vector Graphic”) and click “Continue”.
That’s it! Make any desired changes to the design for the project you are creating, and when you’re ready to cut, click “Make it”.
Now that you know how to open SVG files in Cricut Design Space, take a look at my Creatables shop, which has a growing selection of original cut files -including over 275 Free SVG Files for Cricut Design Space!
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