Learn how to upload SVG Files to use for Mugs in Cricut Design Space to use with your Cricut MugPress. Includes a FREE Coffee Quote SVG File!
Last week I shared how to create mugs with the MugPress and Infusible Ink sheets. Those were made with Cricut Design Space images, but I wanted to give you a more detailed tutorial today on how to use your own images to create Mugs in Cricut Design Space.
As a bonus, I’m including a free Coffee Quotes SVG File AND a free Mug border SVG File in two sizes!!
You can find the rest of these two collections in my shop, or purchase them below.
(HINT: if you bundle them, you’ll save $2!!)
What You’ll Need
- Mug Design Setup
- Coffee Quote SVG Bundle Files (1 free download at the bottom of this post)
- Mug Wrap SVG Files (also 1 free at the bottom of this post)
- Cricut Machine (go here to decide which one is right for you)
- Cricut MugPress
- Cricut Mug Blanks
- EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets (I used black and a patterned sheet)
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Lint Roller
If it’s easier for you to follow along with video, watch the tutorial!
Need written instructions? Scroll below this image, and reference the pictures!
How to Design Mugs in Cricut Design Space
- Open the Mug Design Setup file in Cricut Design Space.
- Choose the size of the mug you would like to design. I’ve included wraps for the 12 oz and 15 oz mugs.
- Upload the Mug Wrap and quote SVG files to Cricut Design Space.
- Weld the coffee quote image (bottom right corner).
- Weld the Mug Wrap file.
- Click on the mug wrap file, press shift, then click on the teal rectangle.
- Align it to the bottom, then align it to the right using the align tool.
- Hide the teal rectangle by clicking on the eyeball.
- Resize the quote file so it fits on the mug. You can do this by dragging the bottom right corner of the file to the left, or manually type in the size in the top toolbar.
- Now, move the file so the center is in the middle of the red guide lines.
- Hide the guide lines by clicking on the eyeball.
- Now, drag your mouse so you select all the images for the mug design, then CENTER VERTICALLY.
- If you only want to use one color, make sure everything is still selected, then click ATTACH (on the bottom right of the program), then skip to step
- If you want to use two colors, duplicate the file and drag it to the side.
- Select your original file, then click CONTOUR.
- Click on all the pieces of the BAD file, then click the x.
- Select the duplicated file, then click CONTOUR.
- Select HIDE ALL CONTOURS, then click on all the pieces of the BAD file, and make sure there are no other parts of the design selected. Click the x.
- Click on MAKE IT.
- On the next page, make sure you MIRROR THE OBJECT. This is incredibly important!!!
- Click Continue, then select your material and follow the instructions according to your machine.
For the next part, follow THIS TUTORIAL. If you have two colors, simply cut tightly around the edges of the BAD image and place it on the mug where it won’t overlap the other cuts.
I’ve tried aligning the files to the Mug Design Setup a few different ways, but the method I gave you above has been the most accurate for me. I have a couple mugs that will probably never see the light of day because I can’t handle things that look off center.
It’s the designer curse.
There are a lot of steps in this tutorial for creating Mugs in Cricut Design Space, but once you get the hang of it, it will go very fast!
Especially since I created all the Coffee Quote SVG Files for you!
I can’t wait to see what all you do with these SVG Files! If you create something, make sure you tag me in your Instagram posts!
Free Coffee Quote SVG File
Need more Design Space tutorials? Check these out!
- Get Started in the New Cricut Design Space
- My Favorite Cricut Design Space Updates
- How to Edit Text in Cricut Design Space
- How to Create Custom Designs in Cricut Design Space
- 11 Reasons You Need a Cricut Access Subscription
- How to Customize a Cricut Access Project
- How to Upload Patterns to Cricut Design Space
- How to Upload Print and Cut Files to Cricut Design Space
- How to Upload SVG Files to Cricut Design Space
- How to Create a Cricut Print and Cut Project from SVG Files
- How to Use the Slice Tool to Make Large Vinyl Decals
- How to Use the Weld Tool in Cricut Design Space
- How to Use the Cricut Contour Tool with SVG Files
- How to Design Custom Invitations in Cricut Design Space
- Make Your Own Invitations from SVG Files in Cricut Design Space