How to setup Cricut Design Space?

Download and Install Cricut Design Space

Step 1: Download and Install Cricut Design Space

Visit the Cricut Design Space website and download the software compatible with your operating system (Windows or macOS). For mobile devices, download the app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android). Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on your device.

Uninstall Previous Version

Step 2: Uninstall Previous Version (if exists)

If you have a previous version of Cricut Design Space installed on your system, uninstall it before installing the new version. You can uninstall the previous version through the Control Panel on Windows or using the uninstaller on macOS.

Create a Cricut Account

Step 3: Create a Cricut Account

Open the Cricut Design Space software and you will be prompted to create a Cricut ID. Fill in the required details such as your name, email address, and password. If you already have a Cricut account, simply log in using your existing credentials.

Connect Your Cricut Machine

Step 4: Connect Your Cricut Machine

Connect your Cricut machine to your computer or mobile device via USB cable or Bluetooth. Ensure your machine is turned on. Follow the prompts in Cricut Design Space to pair your machine. The software will guide you through the setup process, including firmware updates if necessary.

Design on Canvas

Step 5: Design on Canvas

Start designing your project on the canvas. You can upload your own images, use pre-designed templates, or create designs from scratch using the tools available in Cricut Design Space.

Edit Your Design

Step 6: Edit Your Design

Once you have your design on the canvas, you can use the editing tools to resize, rotate, and modify your design. The toolbar at the top allows you to align, distribute, and group elements as needed. You can also add layers, adjust colors, and use the "Slice" tool to cut shapes out of other shapes.

Select Materials and Tools

Step 7: Select Materials and Tools

When your design is ready, click on the "Make It" button. Cricut Design Space will prompt you to select the material you will be cutting. Choose the appropriate material from the list and ensure you have the correct blade loaded in your Cricut machine.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Cricut Design Space?

    Cricut Design Space is a free software application that allows you to create, edit, and cut your designs using a Cricut machine. It is available for desktop, iOS, and Android devices.

  • To download Cricut Design Space, visit the official Cricut website and download the software for your Windows or macOS computer. For mobile devices, you can download the app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

  • Yes, Cricut Design Space is free to use. However, Cricut Access, a subscription service, offers additional features, fonts, and images for a monthly or yearly fee.

  • Yes, you can upload your own images in various formats including SVG, PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, and DXF.

  • Cricut machines can cut a wide variety of materials, including paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric, felt, iron-on transfers, and specialty materials like faux leather and chipboard, depending on the machine model.

  • Cricut Access is a subscription service that provides access to a vast library of images, fonts, and ready-to-make projects. Subscribers also receive discounts on purchases from

  • You can connect your Cricut machine to your computer or mobile device via USB cable or Bluetooth, depending on the model. Follow the on-screen instructions in Cricut Design Space to pair your machine.

  • There could be several reasons why your Cricut machine is not cutting properly. Ensure that you are using the correct blade and material settings, your blade is sharp, the mat is clean, and the material is securely adhered to the mat. Refer to the troubleshooting section in Cricut Design Space for more guidance.

  • For desktop applications, Cricut Design Space typically prompts you to update when a new version is available. You can also check for updates manually by going to the settings menu. For mobile apps, updates are handled through the App Store or Google Play Store.

  • Yes, Cricut Design Space has an offline mode for both desktop and mobile applications. You can download fonts and images for offline use, but you need to be online to initially download content and sync your projects.