My previous post was a tutorial on how to use the weld tool in Cricut Design Space, but this is a more in-depth look at how to connect letters on Cricut.
How to connect letters on Cricut
1. Create your project using a connectable font
The first thing you’ll want to do is to find a font that is connectable — if you don’t have a cursive font in Design Space, this tutorial walks you through how to download free fonts. For this example, I’ll be using the font called Baillando.
For the example in this tutorial on how to connect letters in Cricut, I’ll type the word “hello”. I do this by selecting the text tool in Design Space, and typing the word out.
Spacing is everything
As you can see in the example, my letters are very spaced out. This isn’t the flow you’re probably going for when using a cursive font—so let’s fix that!
In order to connect each letter, we need to fix the spacing between letters.
To fix the spacing, select the word, then adjust the letter space, or VA. Every font is a little different, so your VA numbers may be different than mine.
What if some of my letters are still not connecting?
If some of your letters are still not connecting, it’s an easy fix. The complete video tutorial above goes over this. You need to ungroup the word by selecting “hello”, then “ungroup”.
You may have to move individual letters around to get the spacing right. Again, if this isn’t making sense, be sure and watch the tutorial video above.
When letters are all touching, it’s time to weld — **DON’T FORGET THIS STEP!!!**
Once the spacing between each letter is closed and the letters are all connected, it’s time to use your weld tool. As you can see in the video tutorial, forgetting this step can really mess up your project! To weld the letters together, select “hello”, then “weld”.
Use the slider in the image below to see the difference in an unwelded word, and a welded word.
Now that you know how to connect letters in Cricut, you’re ready for your first project! What did you make with cursive text? Please let me know by commenting below!