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Creating a project in Cricut’s Design Space

This post shares all about creating a project in Cricut’s Design Space. Design Space can be overwhelming at first, but it’s easy to use! Learn how.

Creating a project in Cricut’s Design Space

This is the second in a series of three posts I’m working on with Cricut! You can see the first post, which outlines my first impressions of the Cricut Explore Air 2, here. Today I’m going to be walking through the process of creating an actual Cricut project using the Cricut Design Space. I’ll be working with a simple cut file I said I loved in my last Cricut post…a peace sign!

creating a peace sign baby bodysuit using Design Space

Supplies

  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Black Iron-On Vinyl
  • Iron
  • Cotton Cloth
  • White bodysuit

For more Cricut, check out my Cricut machine comparison post that looks at the Cricut Joy, the Cricut Explore Air 2, and the Cricut Maker!

Creating a Project in Cricut’s Design Space: Peace Sign Baby Onesie

Step 1: Find a design in Design Space

I’m using a peace sign iron-on cut file from the Design Space…you can find it by searching for “peace sign” in the Cricut Design Space search bar.

screenshot of Cricut's design space
screenshot of Cricut's design space

Step 2: Move to your Design Space workspace

After you’ve found the cut file, click it and then click “customize” in the bottom righthand corner. The peace sign will appear in your workspace:

screenshot of Cricut's design space

Step 3: Resize the design accordingly

Drag one corner of the peace sign to resize it based on whatever you’re ironing on to. Since I’m using a bodysuit for a 3-6 month old, I decreased the size of mine to about 4.25 by 4.25 inches.

screenshot of Cricut's design space

Step 4: Make the project in Design Space

Click “Make It.” (Note, you may have to purchase the cut file for .99 cents depending on your membership and access.) Follow the prompts to load your machine with the black iron-on material. Remember to put the material onto your sticky mat with the shiny plastic coating side DOWN.

screenshot of Cricut's design space
black vinyl on a Cricut cutting mat

After you make this, you can learn about how to slice objects and text in Design Space, how to cut leather with a Cricut machine, and how to use the Maker machine’s debossing and engraving blades!

Step 5: Weed design and iron on

After you cut the shape out, weed out the excess material from the clear plastic sheet until you’re left with your design.

Iron the peace sign on. If you’ve never used the iron-on material before, the instructions in this video are spot on. Let it cool completely before wearing or washing.

peace sign cut out of iron-on vinyl
peace sign cut out of iron-on vinyl
creating a peace sign baby bodysuit using Design Space
creating a peace sign baby bodysuit using Design Space
creating a peace sign baby bodysuit using Design Space

Super easy project, and the peace sign design can be scaled up or down for any article of clothing. This project only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish, too, which is pretty good considering this is the first time I’ve worked with Cricut’s iron-on material. What do you think? Who wants a cute bodysuit?!

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