Hi besties! By now I am sure that you have spotted the DIY t-shirt placement ruler either on Tik-Tok, Instagram, or Facebook. I wanted to create this post to hopefully answer some questions on how to use the ruler in Cricut Design Space. You can purchase the t-shirt placement ruler SVG using the link here. Follow these few steps and you will have your very own ruler. The best part about this SVG file is that you can use materials that YOU have on hand which makes it convenient and affordable for any budget. Besties have tagged me in videos where they show themselves using poster boards, dollar tree cutting mats, and even cardboard! The possibilities are endless.
Without further delay – Let’s get crafting!
It’s important to note a few things – one being that this is a zip file. You will need to extract the contents of the zip in order to access the SVG, DXF, and EPS files. A have a brief overview here in this post, but a more detailed walkthrough can be found here. It is highly recommended that you open this file within one of the popular cutting software like Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio. Once again a brief walk-through is shown here, but a more detailed step by step can be found here for Cricut users and here for Silhouette users. One more thing is this is an already scaled 18-inch ruler. The preview will look weird! That is okay. Once uploaded you will see the FULL design.
Now down to the nitty-gritty!
- Purchse the SVG file.
- Download the file.
- Unzip the file (right-click/extract)
- Open extracted folder
- Located the SVG File
- Upload the SVG file into DS.
- Ungroup the SVG file.
- Locate the “DRAW” layer and change line type to “draw”
- You can delete or hide the “DRAW LAYER” and “CUT LAYER” text to make it a seamless file.
- Select draw layer and right-click and attach the design.
- Make it 🙂
A photo screen shot of Changing the Line Type
A photo screen shot of Deleting the “DRAW” and “CUT LAYER” text
Now when I say you can use ANYTHING To make it work for you, I mean it! Check out some of the photos below of besties who have used the SVG file to create their own t-shirt guides
As you can see this SVG t-shirt guide can be used with wood, poster boards, clear dollar tree mats, paper, and more. I encourage you to explore any material that fits within your budget and your needs.
Have an awesome day besties!