How Do You Cut Intricate Vinyl on Cricut?

When it comes to intricate vinyl cutting, Cricut machines are the perfect tool to get the job done. They are an easy-to-use, affordable option that allows you to make intricate designs with precision and accuracy.

With a few simple steps, you can quickly and easily cut intricate vinyl designs with your Cricut machine.

Step 1: Choose Your Design

The first step in cutting intricate vinyl is choosing a design. You can find many different designs online or create your own using software like Adobe Illustrator or even just by drawing it yourself.

Once you have chosen the design, you’ll need to transfer it onto your Cricut machine. You can do this by connecting your computer to the Cricut via USB cable or by downloading the design from a website and transferring it into the Design Space software on your computer.

Step 2: Prepare Your Machine

Before you start cutting, make sure that your Cricut machine is properly set up for cutting intricate vinyl. This includes making sure that the blade depth is set correctly and that the material settings are appropriate for the type of vinyl you’re using. You should also make sure that the mat is properly secured in place before beginning.

Step 3: Cut Your Vinyl

Once everything is set up correctly, you can begin cutting your intricate vinyl design. Make sure that you select “Vinyl” as your material setting when selecting “Cut” in Design Space on your computer.

This will ensure that your Cricut cuts accurately and precisely. If necessary, adjust blade depth as needed while cutting.

Step 4: Weed Out Excess Material

Once you’ve finished cutting out all of the pieces of your design, it’s time to weed out any excess material such as negative space or extra pieces of vinyl that weren’t part of the original design. Use a weeding tool or tweezers to carefully remove any unwanted pieces from the finished product.


Cutting intricate vinyl with a Cricut machine is fast, easy, and affordable way to add custom designs to any project. With these few simple steps, anyone can quickly and easily create beautiful designs with precision and accuracy using their Cricut machine!