If you love free cut files you are not going to want to miss this post! We’re sharing 75+ places to get free SVG files for Cricut and Silhouette cutting machines! If you love making Cricut projects and doing Silhouette crafts you are going to want to check out this ultimate guide for finding free cut files for cutting machines!
Hi crafty friends! One of my favorite things about my readers is how passionate you all are about free cut files! The content I create for my site has completely transformed over the past couple of years as I came to realize how much you all love downloading my designs. This month marks 3 years since the first time I created my own SVG and like most seasoned crafters I look back at my early creations and shake my head at how awful some of my first designs were. I remember though at the time being so proud of myself! That’s one of the things that’s so fun about being a crafter though! Watching yourself grow as an artist!
Practicing with your electronic cutting machine is so much fun, especially if you have a ton of free svg files to experiment with. Cricut Design Space has a selection of free designs that you can cut, as well as all of the amazing cut files that come with a Cricut Access subscription (read about if Cricut Access Is Worth The Price here), but today I thought I would share with you my very favorite places to download free SVG files for your Cricut as well as the sites that I visit regularly for $1.00 SVG files and other inexpensive cut files.
What Is An SVG File?
SVG is an acronym for scalable vector graphic which is a file type used for rendering two-dimensional images on the internet. It also happens to be one of the easiest to use file types for Cricut cutting machines and can also be used with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software.
Once you upload a design to Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio Designer Edition you are able to cut the design using your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine out of HTV, vinyl, paper and a variety of other cutting materials.
SVG files are super fun for crafters to collect and many of us scour the internet in search of cut files that we can use for future craft projects!
I think it is fabulous to support designers that you love by purchasing their SVG files, but it’s also fun to try out a few of a designers free SVG files to see if you like them before purchasing.
Where To Find Free SVG Files For Cricut, Silhouette & Other Electronic Cutting Machines
First up, make sure you check out Hello Creative Family’s Free SVG section! We have a ton of free SVG files for all kinds of occasions. Make sure you check back on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday of the month for new themed SVG collections that we create with our very talented SVG designing friends.
(See an SVG you like in the photos above? Click on the photo to be taken to the blog post about that SVG file!)
I would also suggest that you sign up for my free e-newsletter so that you get an email when we release a new SVG collection. You can sign up for my e-newsletter here:
Blogs With Free Cut Files On Their Sites
I am so, so lucky to have so many incredible crafty friends who create SVG files. I’m going to start with links to the free SVG sections of the bloggers who I do SVG blog hops with and then share additional sites as well.
Free Cut Files From My Blog Hop Friends:
- Cutting Machine Crafting
- Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Happiness Is Homemade
- Crafting In The Rain
- The Country Chic Cottage
- Everyday Party Magazine
- Kara Creates
- 100 Directions
- Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- See Lindsay
- 30 Minute Crafts
- That’s What Che Said
- Pattern Revolution
- Mad In Crafts
- Artsy Fartsy Mama
- The Kingston Home
- Pineapple Paper Co.
- We Can Make That
- Printable Crush
- Leap of Faith Crafting
- Kelly Leigh Creates
- Unoriginal Mom
- Try It Like It Create It
- The Girl Creative
- Mom of Five Trying To Survive
- Liz on Call
- Life Sew Savory
- Homemade Heather
- My Designs In The Chaos
- Weekend Craft
Free Cut Files From Other Talented Bloggers:
- Tried and True Creative
- Persia Lou
- Polka Dot Chair
- A Girl and A Glue Gun
- I Should Be Mopping The Floor
- Burton Avenue
- Sweet Red Poppy
- Dawn Nicole
- Albion Gould
- Poofy Cheeks
- Kimber Dawn
- Free Pretty Things For You
- Practically Functional
- Red Earth and Gum Trees
- Cutting For Business
- Designs By Winther
- Maggie Rose Design Co
- The Navage Patch
- Paging Supermom
- A Piece of Rainbow
- Sew Simple Home
- Love The Day
- The Scrap Shoppe
- DIY Danielle
- Frog Prince Paperie
- Pretty Life Girls
- The Quiet Grove
- The Craft Chop
- The Craft Patch
- Parties With A Cause
- Tauni Everett
Websites With Free Cut Files
- Creative Fabrica
- Design Bundles
- Craft Bundles
- Hungry Jpeg
- Craft House SVG
- Love SVG
- Dreaming Tree
- Miss Kate Cuttables
- Free SVG Designs
- Caluya Designs
- Scarlett Rose Designs
- Swing Design
- Totally Jamie
- Wunderbear Creations
- Hello SVG
- Printable Cuttable Creatables
- SVG Cuts
Websites With Discounted (Super Inexpensive) Cut Files
- Hello Creative Family (Make sure you check out our awesome sales on SVG files!)
- Creative Fabrica (I make a point to check the site every Monday morning for their weekly $1.00 deals and they also have a craft club which gives you access to a ton of free cut files.)
- Design Bundles (Not only does Design Bundles have excellent deals on SVG bundles, they also have $1.00 deals and a membership that gets you free designs each month.)
- Craft Bundles (Amazing deals on SVG bundles and great sales.)
- Hungry Jpeg (Tons of amazing monthly $1.00 deals along with great deals on massive bundles.)
- Etsy (Etsy is a marketplace filled with countless artists and designers, many of whom have great sale prices on their cut files.)
- Wunderbear Creations (Great deals on SVG Bundles.)
- Dreaming Tree (They’ve got so many great holiday craft project cut files!)
How To Upload An SVG File To Cricut Design Space
Now that you know where to get free SVG files your next step is learning how to upload them into your design software. I personally use a Cricut cutting machine. You learn how to upload images (including SVG files) to your Cricut here.
What To Cut With Your Cricut
Now that you know how to upload your designs to your Cricut you are probably wondering what to make and what to cut the designs out of. I highly suggest my book The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts which walks you through the 8 most popular Cricut cutting materials and teaches you a variety of ways to use each of those materials. For example in the chapter on HTV you’ll learn how to apply HTV to a sweatshirt, wood, paper napkins, a pillowcase and a canvas pencil pouch. You can find The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts here and the follow up book The Unofficial Book of Handmade Cricut Crafts here. Each of the books comes with the free cut files to make the projects in the book.
I’d also suggest that you check out our Cricut Basics section for informative articles that will help you learn how to use your Cricut, as well as the Cricut Crafts section for a ton of project ideas with step by step photos and instructions for how to make them.
Where To Buy Cricut Supplies
There are so many fabulous places to buy Cricut cutting supplies. I constantly have my eyes out for blanks to Cricut on at the dollar store and in the clearance and seasonal section of my favorite stores.
Cricut supplies like vinyl, infusible ink and HTV aren’t available at quite as many stores as blanks are, but there are still a ton of great places to buy them from including your local craft stores.
My Two Favorite Places To Buy Cricut supplies are:
- Cricut.com– They have THE BEST deals on Cricut supplies. You can find their sales page here, which is constantly filled with so many wonderful crafting supplies at exceptional prices. Don’t forget to sign up for a Cricut Access subscription to save on every single purchase you make!
- Expressions Vinyl– I have a serious thing for fun, patterned vinyl and HTV. Expressions Vinyl obviously carries all of the normal colors of vinyl, but where I think they really shine is their patterned HTV and patterned vinyl! The patterns they sell are SO MUCH FUN! They also have monthly Mystery Boxes which are filled with fun crafting surprises.
Anything Else To Consider When Using Free SVGs?
Free SVGs are wonderful for crafting projects that you are giving as gifts to your loved ones, however if you plan on selling anything you make (whether that’s to a neighbor, friend, at a craft market, online, etc) you need to make sure that you have a commercial use license to use that cut file. You will also want to carefully read that commercial use licence to make sure you understand what it covers.
I also highly suggest that you do some research before starting to sell anything that you are going to make using your Cricut. I wrote an in-depth article on everything you need to know to make money using your Cricut here.
Please let me know if you have any questions about Cricut, SVG files, making money with your Cricut or anything else. I’m always happy to help!