HOW TO Use Pattern Fill in Cricut Design Space (2023)

If you’ve ever used the Cricut cutting machine, then you know how amazing it is for creating all sorts of customized projects.

But did you know that the Cricut Design Space software also has a great feature called Pattern Fill?

This tool allows you to quickly and easily fill any shape with a pattern of your choice.

Let’s dive in and learn how to use Pattern Fill in Cricut Design Space!

How to Use Pattern Fill in Cricut Design Space

Pattern example
Here’s just one example of a pattern used to create Cricut designs, but adding different kinds can personalize your project even more.

Here’s a quick overview of how to use Pattern Fill in Cricut Design Space with your Cricut machine:

Start With Your Shape or Design

First, open up the Design Space software and create a new project.

Then, click on the “Shapes” tool and draw or trace a shape that you want to fill with a pattern.

Once you have your shape, click on the “Pattern Fill” tool.

Select Your Pattern

Next, select the pattern that you want to use from the drop-down menu.

You can choose from a variety of built-in patterns, or upload your image file to use as a pattern. 

Once you’ve selected a pattern, use your mouse to click and drag it over the shape that you want to fill.

The Pattern Fill tool will automatically resize and repeat the pattern so that it fills the entire shape. 

Here’s an awesome video showing you how to use the pattern fill option in Cricut Design Space:

How to Create Your Own Pattern

Card with embellishments and patterns
Patterns really help to bring your design to life with added textures and colors.

If you can’t find a pattern that you like in Cricut Design Space, you can always create your own!

This method is easy to use if you follow these steps:

  1. To create your pattern, first, select the image that you want to use as the base of the pattern.
  2. Then, click on the “Duplicate” button in the upper left-hand corner of the design space. This will create a copy of the image.
  3. Next, click on the “Flip Horizontal” button to mirror the image.
  4. Then, click on the “Move” button and use your mouse to position the image next to the original.
  5. Repeat this process until you have created a repeating pattern.
  6. When you are finished, select all of the images and click on the “Group” button.
  7. Your pattern is now ready to use! Simply select the image that you want to add the pattern to and click on the “Pattern Fill” button.

Cricut Design Space offers a variety of different ways to pattern-fill your images.

Each method has its advantages, so experiment and see which one works best for you.

With a little practice, you’ll be able to add unique and interesting patterns to your Cricut projects in no time!

What You Can Do With Pattern Fill

patterned card with key
You can use these tips to create cards, clothes, mugs, and car decals, among many other things!

There are several things that you can do with a pattern fill in Cricut Design Space.

Fill a Whole Image

One thing that you can do is to use it to fill in an entire image.

This is especially helpful if you have a very intricate image and you want to make sure that all of the parts are filled in properly.

Create a border

Another thing that you can do with a pattern fill is to use it to create a border around an image.

This can help to frame the image and make it stand out more.

Create background images

Finally, you can also use a pattern fill to create background images.

This can be helpful if you want to create a more complex design or if you just want to add some extra interest to your project by adding a background.

Which method you use will depend on your personal preferences and the project you’re working on.

You can use pattern fill to make things such as a personalized Cricut water bottle, stickers, for making a decal, and more!

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this article helped you to figure out how to use pattern fill in Cricut Design Space!

Once you figure out how to do it, you’ll be able to create so many different designs!

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