I do a lot of Inkscape tutorials and a question I get asked often is how to transfer an Inkscape design to Cricut Design Space. This tutorial will show you just how to do that.
Making designs in Inkscape rather than in Design Space gives you way more options so I use Inkscape about 90% of the time. I get so comfortable with it that in most of my tutorials I forget to tell you how to transfer your Inkscape design to Cricut. It’s actually really simple.
How it works
Because Inkscape is Vector software everything you create will be saved as an SVG. Now this does NOT mean everything you create is Design Space ready! Before you can successfully transfer a design to Cricut every aspect of your design MUST be a path.
Learn More About a Path
Here are a few tutorials that go over a path and what it is if you want to learn more about that.
- How to Create an Offset and Shadow in Cricut Design Space
- How to Design 3D Cake Toppers
- How to Make Your Own Stacked Word SVG
Now to Save Your Design
So once you have your Inkscape design ready and everything has been converted to a path you simply go up to “File” and then “Save As”. The save screen will pop up and you can name your file and then save as “Inkscape SVG”. There are a lot of different options and they each mean something slightly different but for pretty much anything you want to do with your Inkscape design (including selling the SVG) you can just save as “Inkscape SVG”.
Transfer Your Inkscape Design to Cricut Design Space
Download the file to your computer and then open Cricut Design Space. Open a new project and then go to “Upload”. Go find the SVG you just saved on your computer and upload it to Design Space. Import the design into your new project and, just like that, you transferred your Inkscape design to Cricut Design Space.