Have you downloaded a SVG file to use with your Cricut machine? Here’s how to upload s SVG file or image in Cricut Design Space. This post contains affiliate links, which will not cost you extra, but helps support this site and keep Cricut tutorials coming.
How easy is to to upload a SVG file to Cricut Design Space? It’s easier than uploading images! With JPEG or PNG images, I have to clean up the image after importing into Design Space, but SVG images transfer right over into the Design Space as they are.
UPDATED: Please see THIS post that features this tutorial in the latest version of Cricut Design Space.
SVG files can be purchased from a variety of sites, including Etsy. Some bloggers may offer them as free downloads. My absolutely FAVORITE place to obtain SVG files is The Hungry Jpeg. After browsing so many websites and trying to wrap my head around licensing terms, The Hungry Jpeg has the easiest to understand. All of their images and fonts come with a commercial license, making them perfect for Cricut users who sell at craft fairs.
All files from The Hungry Jpeg are ZIP files. If your SVG image is a ZIP file, then it must be extracted into a regular file by locating the ZIP file under your computer downloads, right clicking, and extracting the file. I always rename mine so that that I can locate the file easily later.
From here, open up Cricut Design Space. Click on “Upload.”
Cricut Design Space will give the option of uploading an image or using the image as a pattern fill. I talk about pattern fill in the post DIY Printable Magnets. To upload the SVG, click “Upload Image.”
You can open the file on your computer and drag and drop it into the space, or you can click “Browse” and insert the SVG file.
The image will appear in the box, and Design Space will ask for an Image Name and Tag. If you plan on importing many images, this is an important step that you do not want to skip. Name and tag the image something that will be easy to locate later. Fill in the blanks and click “Done.”
The image will then appear in the list of uploaded images. To use the image, select it and then click “Insert Image.”
The image will appear on the Design Space canvas.