Looking for free SVG files for Cricut, Silhouette or your favorite craft cutter?
Good news! We’ve compiled this gigantic list of SVG files and resources.
Some of them are free, some of them are paid, but the list is worth saving for future reference.
We’ll be updating it regularly so bookmark this page, and please let us know if we’ve missed any of your favorite resources.
What is a SVG File?
Before we get stuck in to the list, let’s first explain what a SVG file is, and why they are so heavily used in the crafts community.
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.
There are generally two types of graphics used on the web: vector and raster.
A raster graphic is a grid of pixels. It can be produced in low quality; like a blurry videogame screen from the 80s, or high quality; like a panoramic photograph captured by one of the world’s most expensive cameras.
In a raster graphic, each pixel is assigned a color. Together the grid of pixels forms an image that to the naked eye can look very impressive — but it comes with some limitations. The biggest problem being, if we try to increase the size of a raster graphic, it pixelates and becomes blurry. This is because pixels do not scale well.
A vector graphic is a mathematical formula that produces images through the joining of lines, as points on a plane — something which, in contrast, scales very well.
Because there is no grid of pixels, your vector graphic won’t pixelate when it is resized.
Relying on a mathematical formula instead of a grid of pixels means that a vector graphic can scale from a tiny image on your desktop to a billboard poster… without any loss in quality.
So — as you should be able to guess from the name — an SVG file is a vector graphic.
The craft community relies on SVGs because our electronic cutters are only designed to handle vector graphics.
In these machines, the blade will follow the vectors (lines) of your design as it cuts. It does not understand pixels or grids of colors.
SVG files allow us to cut all kinds of shapes, in all kinds of sizes.
Without having to worry about pixelation, or our craft cutter having a meltdown.
(And without having to spend any time tracing.)
SVG files are ready to cut.
If you’re still scratching your head, take a look at this handy video which explains what is an SVG file in more detail:
With that in mind, the following list of SVG resources is designed for craft fans, as well as anybody who needs access to a LOT of SVG files.
The Ultimate List of SVG Files & Resources
Please note: Unless otherwise stated, any free SVG files will be for personal use only. Always be sure to check the exact rights of a file before putting it to commercial use.
SVG Files & Resources
SVG Cuts — One of the most popular resources for craft fans. SVG Cuts has some of the best SVG collections in the community, along with many free designs. Fall in to this craftsy rabbit hole and you might lose your entire afternoon.
SVG Cutting Files — Run by a team of over 15 talented designers, this community sells all sorts of designs and templates. It is home to the Cut Club, for members only, as well as a freebie section with around 100 cut files waiting to be gobbled up right now.
Lettering Delights — The popular LD resource has a Cut Sets section which is stacked with vector graphics, starting from $0.50 per set.
Pazzles Craft Room — Pazzles Craft Room is a popular resource for WPC and SVG cutting files that will work with your electronic die-cutter. The Craft Room is also a useful learning resource for the Pazzles Inspiration Creative Cutter, which has a large and loyal following. Access to their SVG files is limited to 1 file per week, unless you subscribe to the membership package at $19.95 per month. They have thousands of files contributed by some of the most talented designers in the community.
SVG Cuttable Designs — Part of PPbN Designs, run by Nikki Calmes, this store has a variety of membership programs, including a Paper Piercing Pattern Club, SVG Exclusives Club, Premium Fonts club and Easy Scrap Kits Club. Lots of great cut files to choose from.
Treasure Box Designs — A selection of themed sets which include SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC, AI and JPEG files in each collection. Look out for Thursday’s Treasure Box Freebie where they give away a different design every week.
Printables Cuttables Creatables — Printables. Cuttables. Cretables. Younameitables. This site is a popular resource for SVGs.
The Hungry JPEG — The Hungry JPEG is a rich resource for craft fans with a separate craft section and regular giveaways of cut sets. Their weekly giveaway serves up a variety of typefaces, SVGs and other goodies.
Forever Memories For You — This UK based store has a mix of SVG files, WPC cutting templates, and files in GSD format. Nicely categorised by file type and associated brands.
My Scrap Chick — Large store with files for some of the most popular cutting machines, including: Silhouette, Pazzles, Wishblade, Klik-n-Kut, Craft Robo and the e-Machine. Sign up to the newsletter for a weekly freebie, or take advantage of discount bulk buys at just $0.25 per file.
Love SVG — A huge resource for SVG files, with plenty of free cut files, fonts and regular deals. They also sell files with commercial licences — a must for those of you using others’ designs for business.
Free SVG Images — Exactly what it says on the tin — a treasure trove of free SVG files. Quote fans are likely to find a lot to suit them here!
Paper Crafting World — SVG cut files, digi stamps and various printables. There are a few freebies (with unlockable free files for subscribing by newsletter and Facebook), as well as regular dollar sales.
My Grafico — Their SVG Cutting Templates include just under 100 collections ranging between $5 to $25 each. Some very unusual designs in here. Lots of creative inspiration!
KaDoodle Bug Designs — KaDoodle has a large and growing database of cut files that span across a variety of themes and seasons. Cutting Pattern file types include SVG, MTC, SCUT2 (SCAL), PDF, PNG, EPS, AI8, DXF, JPEG, GSD and WPC. The site has a monthly selection of freebies, as well as ‘last call’ deals where you can get up to 80% off before the files are retired.
The Free SVG Blog — Download free SVG files for all your scrapbooking, card making, stamping, vinyl decor and paper crafting needs. They have around 350 files that can be downloaded for a one-off donation of $6, or you can access them individually for free. Nice mix of patterns, icons and borders/brackets.
Awesome SVGs — This blog has some excellent SVG giveaways, but what we love most is the attention to detail that goes in to each tutorial. Beautiful photography and write-ups. One of our favorite cardmaking craft blogs.
Shery K Designs — Shery has a number of SVG files for sale, as well as a selection of 80 freebies that you can download immediately.
Quilling Patch — Blog run by a talented freelance designer and crafts fan who offers a variety of free graphics in SVG, GSD and MTC formats.
Images by Heather M — Heather maintains an active crafts blog that is updated every week. She posts a variety of interesting SCAL/eCAL tutorials, some great design showcases, as well as occasional free SVG templates and files.
Burton Avenue — Angie is a fan of all things vinyl who likes to share simple and inexpensive craft projects. She’s active on Etsy and gives away a free file every Friday. It’s available in a number of formats including: EPS, SVG, AI, DXF, GSD, PNG, and JPG.
My Paper Crafting — A vast collection of tutorials and inspiration for paper crafts. There are videos, photo walkthroughs and regular giveaways of free SVG files.
Miss Kate Cuttables — Miss Kate makes SVG files, PNG files, and JPG files to use in your scrapbooks, cards, or other paper crafting projects. She says she has been designing SVGs on a daily basis for forever, and it shows. There’s a huge variety of designs on her site. Don’t miss out on her daily deals or her daily freebie.
The Lady Wolf — The blog of an ‘all round deaf momma having fun’. Sadly The Lady Wolf is rarely updated these days. Look through the archives and you can still find some nice SVG files, although many have been taken down over the years. She says you can email her if you find a design you like that is no longer listed.
Capadia Design — A creative craftsy blog run by Diane, who has a passion for digital die crafting and photography. She posts occasional shared SVG files for use with your Cricut machine, as well as other cute and quirky designs. Subscribe to her newsletter for access to regular freebies.
17Turtles — The 17Turtles blog, run by Juliana Michaels, has a section dedicated to free digital cut files which she has been updating for a couple of years. Some beautiful designs in there. We recommend subscribing to her paper crafting newsletter for even more freebies.
Monica’s Creative Room — Monica lives in a small village in north Sweden. Her blog is brimming with creative ideas and beautiful designs. She has a separate section giving away SVG cutting files for free, including everything from frames and borders to snowflakes to cupcake wrappers.
Apex Cuttable Designs — They have a special service where they will turn any picture or photo in to a cuttable design. Simply send them the pic and they’ll turn it in to a custom cut file for you. Or you can grab 20 free collections today.
Dreaming Tree — Beautiful selection of 3D SVG files from SVGCuts.com co-founder Leo Kowal. Sign up to the newsletter for first access to new freebies.
Digital Delights by Louby Loo — Colossal collection of digital stamps, papers, pieces and cut files. Special offers and freebies added weekly.
Scrapping Bug Designs — Digital stamps, clip art, and cut files in a variety of file types, including: SVG, AI, PDF, DXF, MTC, EPS, PNG, GSD and WPC. 50% off any order over $20.
Bird’s SVGs — An impressive selection of free cuttables, plus other premium files covering themes such as birthdays, Halloween, Christmas and more.
Whimsie Doodles — Cute digital stamps and freebies, including a selection of SVG file sets (shapes, patterns and assorted graphics).
The Cutting Cafe — One stop shop for affordable printable stamps and cutting files. The homepage lists out an absurdly large variety of categories and themes. You could be busy browsing for hours.
Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings — Selection of 240+ cutting files that come in: SVG, MTC, SCAL (SCUT3), WPC, DXF, GSD and PDF. Also includes digital PNGs and JPGs of completed pieces.
Lori Whitlock — Lori’s SVG shop comes from the back of over 20+ years of graphic design and crafting experience. The shop also sells designs by Kolette Hall and Dresden Carrie. Lots of SVGs available, including a few freebies.
Regular Giveaways: Free SVG Files for Cricut, Silhouette, etc
Here’s a condensed list of weekly/monthly giveaways so you can grow your collection of SVG files without spending a penny. Like clockwork!
- https://thehungryjpeg.com/freebie-of-the-week/ (Wednesday)
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/103677179978438/ (Thursday) — join the closed Facebook group to get access!
- http://burtonavenue.blogspot.com/ (Friday)
- http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Category_136/Weekly-Freebie.htm (No day specified)
- http://kadoodlebugdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2&zenid=bc8476c932510a8b1eb6c93ced7db106 (Monthly)
- http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/freebie-of-the-day/ (Every day)
- http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9 (No day specified)
- http://stinkincute.net/category_64/Freebie-Cutting-File.htm (No day specified)
- http://svgcuts.com/blog/ (No day specified)
SVG Tutorials and Resources
Finally, we have a selection of miscellaneous tools, guides and video tutorials.
Vector Magic — A useful site that automatically converts bitmap images like JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs to the scalable vector art of EPS, SVG, and PDF.
SVG Basics — Don’t be confused by the title. This is a portal of tutorials that goes far beyond the basics. If you want to get to grips with the technical side of SVG files, including how to create your own typefaces, then take a look here.
SVG Cuts Tutorials — Not just a great place to buy designs. The tutorial category on the SVG Cuts blog is loaded with tutorials, guides and how to get the most out of their interaction with some of the best craft cutters.
How to make your own SVG files and cut them on your Cricut — This comprehensive walkthrough from CraftEdge, the team behind Sure Cuts A Lot, shows exactly how to design your own SVG files for Cricut with the help of Inkspace.
SVG Files: From Illustrator to the Web — More for web designers than craft fans, but an interesting read nonetheless.
Converting a JPG to a SVG (video tutorial) — We see a lot of demand for this trick. YouTube user dan99stamper has a simple video tutorial that shows you how it’s done.
How to Convert SVG files to .FCM files for Brother ScanNCut (video tutorial) — Got the popular ScanNCut machine from Brother? Here’s how to use your SVG files with it. Nice and easy tutorial.
How to make SVG Cut Files for Silhouette & Cricut — The Miss Mandee tutorials are always worth watching. This one shows some of the most commonly used tricks for creating elegant SVG files to be used with Silhouette or Cricut.
Have we missed any of your favorite resources?
Please note, this list is a work in progress. We would love to hear any recommendations you may have, and we will add the best of them to the list.
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