How To Create Svg Files In Illustrator For Cricut

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Are you a Cricut enthusiast looking to level up your crafting skills? Creating SVG files will allow you to customize your projects and make unique designs for your Cricut projects. The best way to create SVG files is with Adobe Illustrator since it is a vector based program. Vector based programs create files that are infinitely scalable, meaning that you can make them as big or as small as you want without losing resolution. Read on for a step-by-step guide on creating SVG files in Illustrator for your Cricut projects.

Step 1: Set Up Your Document

The first step to creating your SVGs files is to set up your document. Open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document by selecting “File” and then “New”. You’ll be presented with a dialog box, where you can set the size of your document. If you’re creating a design for a t-shirt, you may set it to the size of the shirt, such as 12” x 12”. You can also choose to set the size to “Artboard”, which will allow you to adjust the size of your artboard later. Once you’ve set up your document, click “Create”.

Step 2: Design Your Image

Now you’re ready to start designing your image. Adobe Illustrator provides a wide variety of shapes and tools that you can use to create your design. Start by selecting the shape tool, drawing your shape, and then filling it with color. You can also use the pen tool to draw more complex shapes and curves. Once you’ve drawn your image, you can add text, adjust the size and position of your elements, and customize your design to your liking.

Step 3: Save Your SVG File

Once you’ve finished designing your image, it’s time to save it as an SVG file. To do this, go to “File” and then “Save As”. From the dropdown menu, select “SVG” as the file type and then click “Save”. You’ll be presented with an SVG Options dialog box. Here, you can check the “Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities” box and then click “OK”. Your file will now be saved as an SVG file and ready to be uploaded to Cricut.

Step 4: Upload Your SVG File to Cricut

Now that your SVG file is ready, you’ll need to upload it to your Cricut. To do this, go to the “Design Space” page on Cricut’s website and click “Upload”. From here, you’ll be presented with a dialog box where you can select your SVG file. Once you’ve selected the file, click “Upload” and your file will be uploaded to Cricut.

Step 5: Make Adjustments and Cut Your Design

Once your SVG file is uploaded to Cricut, you can make any necessary adjustments to your design. You can adjust the size and position of your elements, as well as add text and adjust the colors. Once you’re satisfied with your design, click “Cut” and your design will be cut out of your material.


Now you know how to create SVG files in Illustrator for your Cricut projects. Using vector based programs like Adobe Illustrator will allow you to create infinitely scalable designs that can be uploaded to Cricut for cutting. Whether you’re creating a t-shirt design, a card, or any other type of project, SVG files will give you the freedom to create unique and customized designs for your Cricut projects.