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How to Make a Curved line in Cricut Design Space +Free SVG Curvy Lines

Hello Daydreamers!

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.

Curved Lines Featured Image

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.

Spiral Line and Spiral Shape in Cricut Design Space
Difference between and Curved Line and 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.

Circles in Cricut Design Space to form a curvy shape.
Add Circles and align them to create your desired curve

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.

Curvy shapes that look like clouds Cricut Design Space
Weld and Duplicate 

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.

Slicing Curvy Shapes to create more curvy shapes
Create as many curvy shapes as you can by slicing both shapes

I used one of the “slice results” in a square.

Creating Waves on a square Cricut Design Space
Add wavy lines to 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.

Search lines in Cricut's library

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.

adding curved lines from Cricut's Library

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

Free Curved Lines and Shapes SVG for Cricut Design Space
Curved Lines and Curvy Shapes – My gift to you! 🙂

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.

Free SVG Curved Lines and shapes for Cricut
Right-click and save this SVG File then upload it to Design Space, use any curved shape or curvy line you want and get creative!

Oh!

And just so you know, I also have a library full of free SVG files and Printables for all of my subscribers, a.k.a Daydreamers. You can see a preview right here or get access by filling this form.

cricut design space digital ebook
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Elena Begovic

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

I have tried several times to join your mailing list but it will not send me a subscription via email. It is not in my junk or spam folders, I have checked. Could you please fix this situation as I would really like to follow you and your work is very nice, with lots of helpful tips.

Catalina

Monday 9th of August 2021

Hi, Elena I just added you, let me know if you get the password.

amy

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Hey ! I want to make single-line cuts, and I do have illustrator. How did you save your single lines from illustrator in a way that did not produce two-line cuts in cricut? When I save my lines in illustrator, my cricut cuts the outlines of the lines. thanks!

Catalina

Monday 2nd of November 2020

You need to use a vector line. Don’t outline or expand your design on AI.

Theresa

Saturday 26th of September 2020

This is what I needed to make my projects more interesting.

Catalina

Monday 28th of September 2020

You're welcome :)

Briella

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I love this post. I’m really interested how you make these lines though. Could you explain it to me?

Catalina

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

I make them in Adobe Illustrator. They are vector lines and they are super easy to make.

Kim

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

THANK YOU!!!! I've been trying to make and looking for a half circle with an open top for EVER!!! I could never get one that didn't do wonky things when cutting (jagged edges, etc.). The one in your curved lines is perfect! Great article all around. You're my new best friend. :-)

Catalina

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

You're very welcome Kim! I am so happy I get to help. :)