In today’s tutorial, I am going to teach you all of my tricks to get curved lines in Cricut Design Space.
Plus, at the end of this post, there’s an SVG file for you to download multiple curved lines for you to use in your projects.
Let’s get started!
There’s not an option for you to add Curved lines to Cricut Design Space. However, you can extract curved lines from Cricut Access images, and or, create curves by welding and slicing circles against other shapes.
Lately, I have been putting all of my efforts to answer questions about shapes and lines for Cricut Design Space.
Look how to make rounded corners and add single lines.
I genuinely want to empower you to create whatever you wish on Cricut Design Space, and curved lines and shapes are an essential part of pretty much any design.
If you are a beginner and are still figuring out Cricut’s software, I recommend that you read my fantastic and Ultimate Cricut Design Space tutorial.
Understanding the Difference
Before we get started, and for you to follow this tutorial, you need to know the difference between a Curved Line, and a Curvy Shape.
A curved line is ideal if you want to cut, score, or draw a single line on a design. That line shows precisely where the blade will cut through.
A Curvy Shape has the same properties as a square, triangle, heart, or any other shape. These are perfect if you want to incorporate in different designs and you can weld and slice them against other shapes.
Trying to Create Curved Effects on Shapes
If you are trying to create some wavy effect on your shapes, you can accomplish this by welding circles and then slicing them against your desired shape.
Let’s see a step by step tutorial.
Step 1 – Add Circles
Add circles to create a new shape. The circle shape can be located on the left panel area under the shapes icon.
For this tutorial, I used three circles, and then, I align them at the top.
Be creative; they don’t have to be in this order, think of the curve you want and try to get the edge of the circle to look like that.
Step 2 – Weld and Duplicate
Once you have all of the circles, you need to select them and them and then click on “Weld.”
As you can see in the picture down below, a new shape (like a cloud one) has been created.
At this point, you can use the edge of the new shape and slice it against another one; however, I am going to duplicate it and then slice both of them.
Step 3 – Slice and Play Around
Try to see how many curved new shapes you can get by slicing the two “clouds” and think about how you can incorporate them into a new design.
I used one of the “slice results” in a square.
The problem with this method is that you can’t get single cutting lines; they will always be some curvy shape. Not an arbitrary line that you can just cut through.
Adding Curved Lines With Cricut Access
If you have Cricut Access (Cricut extensive library of Cutting Files) you can search for curved lines within their files and then add them one by one to your project.
If you don’t know what Cricut Access is, read this fantastic guide I put together and find out whether this a great option for you or not.
Click on images and type lines, line, curve, curves, to see what comes up.
For this tutorial, I searched by the keyword line and added the Rainbow option.
Since I only needed the curved lines I hid – you can delete them too – the rest of the layers.
The problem with this method is that it isn’t free plus there aren’t many options available, and you can’t use a single line to weld or slice, so forget about creating new shapes with them.
Note: There are other curvy shapes similar to the ones we recreated above that you can incorporate as part of your design as well.
Get Curved Lines and Curvy Shapes for FREE
I have Adobe Illustrator (it’s my favorite software to create amazing beautiful cutting files.) Nonetheless, not everyone has that opportunity and access to this program, and I am a firm believer that everyone should have access to curved lines.
Wouldn’t you agree with me?
I have some curved lines and shapes for you to download and use in your projects, even for commercial use as long as you use them within a project.
DO NOT upload them on their own to your website or any other website; if you think someone would benefit from them, redirect them to this post!
This license is only for these Curved Lines, none of my other designs can’t be used for commercial purposes.
And just so you know, I also have a library full of free SVG files and Printables for all my subscribers, a.k.a Daydreamers. You can see a preview right here or get access by filling out this form.
Monday 24th of October 2022
So helpful thanks!
Friday 24th of June 2022
Thank you so much, Catalina! I used the curved lines today!
Thursday 17th of March 2022
Thank you so much! SOOOO useful! Thanks for your generosity
Wednesday 1st of December 2021
I created a compound vector curve in my CAD program and exported it as a jpg. I then imported it into Design Space. In cutting, Cricut went over the line twice which surprised me since I drew a single line. When I zoomed in to the line in Design Space I noticed that Design Space had turned the line into two lines, basically making it into a very thin curved shape. Looks like a line but Cricut handles it as a shape. So the end result is a very thin curved slot instead of a line cut. I also noticed that the shape had a color fill in it so I wondered what would happen if I chose black to fill the shape. Well, it still cut it twice, but this time Cricut handled it as a single line so I ended up with what I wanted, a curved line cut!
There are many free simple CAD programs available for download if you don’t have one.
Hope this helps.
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Monday 9th of August 2021
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