Berry Basket SVG Cut File in Illustrator

Berry Basket SVG Cut File in Illustrator
In the last article, we covered the planning stage of the recipe berry basket SVG cut file project. We discussed what paper would be used for the project and the specifications for the SVG cut file. Now let's open Illustrator and create the SVG cut file.

I always start a new IllustratorR document with custom New Document settings. Although this project will not have embeded raster artwork, I have my custom setting for Raster Effects set to 300 dpi. As the Silhouette Cameo has a 12 x 12 inch cutting area, I also set the Width and Height to 12 inch. I like to remove that red border, so I set the Bleed to 0 inch. Finally I turn on the grid (View - Show Grid) and the rulers (View - Rulers - Show Rulers).

When drawing a complex cut line path such as the berry basket, I begin by drawing the individual parts. For this project, I would draw the base and four sides. Once I have all the parts just right, I lock the layer and draw a clean path on a new layer.

    Draw the basket base

  1. Click on the Artboard with the Rounded Rectangle tool and set the width to 6.5 and the height to 3 inch. Keep the Corner Radius set to .15 inch.

    Draw the small side

    As the small side of the basket is horizontal, we need the height of the side to match the height of the basket base, which is 3 inches. When folded, the side will be 2.5 inches tall.

  2. Click on the Artboard with the Rectangle tool and set the width to 2.5 and the height to 3 inches. Drag the side to the left edge of the basket base.

    Let's create the .5 inch tab. We will need only one tab per side piece.

  3. Use the Add Anchor Point tool to add a new anchor point .5 inch from the left edge of the side piece. Add another anchor point 1 inch from the edge.

  4. With the Direct Selection tool, select the corner anchor point and the first anchor point that you added. Move both points upward .5 inch.

  5. Select the second anchor point that you added and move it to the left until the slanted line is vertical.

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