YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST FREE SVG FILES THAT ARE EASY TO USE WITH A SILHOUETTE OR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE.
When I first started crafting I felt like I was constantly shelling out money. I purchased my cutting machine, my vinyl, my tools, and then when I went to make something I saw tons of SVG files that I also had to buy. This lead me on a journey of not only learning how to create my own SVG files, but also finding the best spots to find Free SVG files.
I have complied, added to, and organized this list over the years and I want to share it with you. This is my personal master list of places online that offer free SVG files regularly. Use this list as a resource to find free SVG designs anytime you want. Give this post a bookmark or pin it to your Pinterest board to hang onto it for future reference.
Some of the designers below have their free files available for a limited time, some are for personal use only, and some are full of forever free SVGs. Make sure to read the fine print of the individual site and designer to confirm the licensing and the length of the freebie. No matter what the fine print says, I do know though, that these spots are great for finding high quality designs, that will cut smoothly on your machine, and be perfect to make beautiful crafts with.
Sometimes, especially as you are first learning and experimenting with your machine, it is nice to have a free svg file (or two) to practice with. This free SVG file resource list will expose you to tons of styles, designers, and platforms. Now, let’s dig into the list of where to get Free (and cheap) SVG files, shall we?
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST DOES CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. THIS MEANS THAT AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU WE EARN A SMALL PERCENTAGE IF YOU PURCHASE SOMETHING THROUGH OUR LINK.
My Designs in the Chaos
We provide free SVG files for you, our community on a regular basis. We have hundreds of them here on our site! It is one of our favorite ways to serve YOU, our community. Designing is so much fun and we get so much joy out of seeing them come to life! You can find these freebies on our blog HERE. Our designs are mainly focused on crafters who work with vinyl. (think shirts, mugs, cups, decals, etc.)
Snoop around the site a little bit and I’m sure you are bound to find designs that you love! If you are looking for a specific type or style feel free to reach out. While we don’t take custom requests I always love hearing the types of designs you are looking for.
Here are a couple of the most popular FREE SVG posts that we have:
Free SVG Files from Club Chaos Featured Designers
Inside our monthly membership Club Chaos we feature talented designers every single month. They provide a bundle of exclusive files for our community and I get to chat with them one on one about their own personal designing journey. We talk about things like how they got started, what’s coming next, and what types of crafty supplies they really want to splurge on but haven’t yet. Plus it’s fun to find out things like their favorite food, what else they love to do, and a little more about their world. Most of them also have their own freebies on their sites perfect for you to try out and download. Check out some of our Club Chaos featured designers below and learn more about joining our Crafty Sisterhood HERE.
Nikita is so super talented and provides the cutest hand drawn SVG designs and fonts. She has a font featured inside of our Club. I also love her mock up style. (learn more about what I mean when I say mockup here) Her creations are unique and unlike others you will find on the web. She does a Friday freebie each week that you won’t want to miss!
Chelly of We Can Make That loves paper crafts and I first found her when she posted the cutest diaper card SVG for a baby shower! She does freebies and was also featured inside our Club. Since she is graphic designer by trade she is a wealth of information on everything from how to kern fonts to how you can successfully brand your business. She is definitely one you will want to bookmark.
Megan has such a fun story on her journey to designing SVG files. She started off as a sign maker and is now a procreate PRO! She does free designs regularly that she hand draws. Make sure to head over and check her out!
Idalia from Perfect Stylish Cuts is so sweet. She loves Gilmore Girls, tacos, and is an Etsy OG! It was so fun hanging out and chatting with her inside of our club. Check out her blog that is also filled with free SVG files perfect for you to use on your Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine.
Designers who have taken 123-SVG
123-SVG is our signature course where we teach you step by step how to create your own SVG files. We teach both the programs Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator. It is 7 weeks of crafty fun and interactive support that will help you bring your visions to life to create a high quality professional looking SVG file. What is really cool is that many of our students have gone on to begin and grow their own shops and blogs. Several of them now also offer free SVG files on their site as well. I’m like a proud mama bear over here! Check out a few of these free SVG files from our students here:
Gjoa is so talented and was actually in one of my very first classes of what is now 123-SVG. If you like 3-D mandala designs (in various shapes, numbers, letters, and images) she is your go to gal! Her work is just absolutely beautiful! Check out her freebies, you won’t be disappointed!
It has been so much fun to watch Tracy grow her business. She started off by making SVG files for acrylic blanks and it has just grown from there. Her designs will make you laugh and she creates designs as freebies that are perfect as you grow your talents with your cutting machine.. Make sure to head over to her site for her free SVG files.
Lorri is so talented at drawing on her i-pad. She is also an Adobe Illustrator pro! Head over to her site and check out her freebies that I am sure you will love!
This site truly has it all! I love that they have a huge bank of freebies that they switch out each week and their $1 events are amazing. You can find clipart, digital paper, SVG files for ANYTHING you are looking for, and any type of digital art. Click on the image below to go right to the design section of the site. I also love that they have a sister site called Font Bundles. That is one of my favorite spots to find high quality fonts. Check out more of my favorite font spots here.
This is another online marketplace spot that has a large variation of designs. I love having it at my fingertips in case I just can’t find exactly what I’m looking for with one specific designer. They also have a free svg section that is switched out regularly.
At the Hungry Jpeg you will find a weekly freebie. The freebie might be a font, a design, or even a clipart. I like the variety of never knowing what will be the special this week.
This marketplace is packed full with quality designers and goodies that are perfect to use with a Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine. The designers each have a week that they are assigned to provide free svg files for so you will get paper crafts, signs, designs for vinyl, and sometimes even fonts. It is definitely worth checking out!
Creative Fabrica is great because it has a little bit of a different variety of finds. You can search mock ups (check out what those are here), free SVG designs, fonts, graphics and more. Their bank is HUGE!
Love SVG has a huge database of freebies. One thing I love about their site is they do a daily surprise cut file. It’s totally free and a fun way to spice up the digital freebies you are downloading. There are tons of designs to browse and get inspired with! No matter what style you are looking for my guess is they have something that might match it (or at least come pretty close).
Fellow Crafty Bloggers
One thing I found when I began this blog was an entire community of others in the crafty world who shared a similar love for creating beautiful things and sharing them with others. In the spirit of community over competition (because let’s face it… there really is enough to go around) here are some of my crafty blogging buddies who also provide tons of FREE SVG files on their sites. Remember, when we light someone else’s candle it doesn’t put ours out… it actually makes us burn brighter together.
Free SVG File Blog List:
- My Designs in the Chaos (remember that’s us)
- Polka Dotted Blue Jay
- Oh Yay Studio
- Poofy Cheeks
- Jennifer Maker
- Sunshine and Munchkins
- Gina C Creates
- SVG Salon
- Designs by Winther
- Burton Avenue
- A girl and a glue gun
- Persia Lou
- The SVG Stop
- Calyua Design
- Caty Catherine
- Fun Lurn SVG
- Miss Kate Cuttables
- The Crunchy Pickle (also a featured Club Designer)
- Leap of Faith Crafting
- Comfort in Crafts
I’m sure there are a ton of other great spots out there too to find great SVG cut files but these are some of my go-to places and it should give you a great start to finding designs that fit your style and needs perfectly. Like I mentioned above make sure to check with the designer’s policies on when and how you can use their designs.
Also on a side note I just want to mention that just because you find something on google that doesn’t make it free. Go the additional step, click on the image and double check that it really is a free design. Designers work hard to provide quality files so if there is something that you love and you find it isn’t free, I highly encourage you to spend the couple of bucks on it. That is what helps continue to support the designer being able to provide free SVG files and goodies for everyone!
When you trace a design instead of purchasing it, or even share the file with someone who hasn’t purchased it you are literally stealing the art of that designer. As a designer myself when I see that it just breaks my heart. Even if the design is free, please click on the link and help that creator. Every click counts…. promise!
OK I’ll get off my soap box now but I couldn’t talk about freebies without mentioning it. Stealing in our digital world is so prevalent, and my designs have been victim to it too many times. I can’t just sit back and say nothing.
Thanks for being here, supporting our space on the web, and don’t forget to show off how you bring your free SVG files to life! Also don’t forget to give this post a pin so you can easily find it in the future. Until next time happy crafting, cutting, and chaos.
Still looking for some great freebies or maybe a crafting home? Over in our Facebook community we share links daily to designers that provide high quality free SVG files for you to use with your Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine. Come hang out and say hi! We can’t wait to meet you!