I LOVE to create my own designs for all kinds of things like signs, printables, special gifts and now, thanks to the Cricut Maker… Sewing projects! The issue that I ran into at the beginning was figuring out how to effectively use my own SVG files in Cricut Design Space. If you’re like me, and would like to either use either your own designs or other designs that you purchase from Etsy or other sites, this video tutorial is for you! You could use a Silhouette or a Cricut. If you’re unsure of which is better you can read my review of Cricut vs Silhouette here.
Whether you are a sign maker, a paper crafter or you love to work with fabric, chances are you’ve wanted to either create your own SVG files or download files that you’ve purchased and use them with your Cricut Projects. The Cricut Design Space is pretty robust but there are times when you need a little more in the design area. For example, create curved text and such for a project. I stumbled across a way to covert PDF sewing patterns into SVG files to use with my Cricut Maker. Don’t worry, I’ll have a tutorial for that soon. Today, I want to focus on how to import and use that SVG file into Cricut Design Space and use it effectively. I’ve been working on this for a bit so I’ve managed to come-up with some great tips and tricks to help speed-up your work flow in order to cut down on possibly technology frustration.
Video Tutorial on How to Import and Use Your SVG Files in Cricut Design Space
Take a few minutes to sit and watch this video. I promise it will make your time in the Cricut Design Space much easier!
Rosie Pique-Christie says
This was a great help. I am just learning about my new Cricut Maker for sewing projects and this was a great help. I am also looking forward to using your pattern so thank you for that too.
Thank you for sharing.
Yvette Masullo says
Being new to this, if you imported the svgs from you desktop, where did you make the file images in the first place? I feel like I’m missing a step. If you designed them in the Cricut Design space…didn’t you already have them?
Also, I’m wondering, since many people make designs and share them, how do I find them? Every time I find something I like and click the given link I’m brought to the design space but I don’t see the file I was hoping for.