FREE SVG Cut Files for Cricut and Silhouette

I compiled a list of the Best Sites to Download FREE Cricut and Silhouette SVG Cut Files that I know you’re going to love.

If you are the owner of a Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut Explore then no doubt you are also a collector of SVG cut files, am I right? 

Even though I create my own SVGs and share them for FREE in my shop, I’ve been known to snag a few freebies myself when I’m looking for something specific and don’t have time to create it myself. 

RELATED: Free Mockups for SVGs and Digital Designs

Maybe you just received a Silhouette or Cricut for the first time and you have no idea what an SVG Cut File is. No worries. I can help.

WHAT IS AN SVG CUT FILE?

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphic. An SVG can also be referred to as a digital cut file. In the DIY world, digital cut files (or SVGs) are used most commonly with the Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines.

These files can be uploaded to the corresponding design software that comes with either machine and are used to cut out designs on various mediums such as vinyl, paper, cardstock, heat transfer vinyl (htv) and more.

What’s great about SVGs is that you can size them up or down and the integrity of the graphic will not be compromised.

WHERE CAN I FIND FREE FILES WITH A COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE?

If you run a small business with your Cricut Maker there is no doubt that you will be on the look out for free commercial use files.

One of my all time favorite sites that has a free SVG library (that also comes with png files and a commercial use license) is Creative Fabrica.

If you are a graphic designer who creates your own designs it’s an awesome site when you are in need of that one free font that ties the whole design together.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST FREE SVG FILES?

If you are ever in need of an SVG all you need to do is go to the all powerful Google or the all mighty Pinterest.

Type in what you’re looking for and voila! If you’re a Silhouette owner and just want to make home decor projects like DIY doormats, there’s no shortage of free svgs for with personal use license.

To help narrow things down for you I’m sharing with you an exhaustive list of sites where you can snag SVG Cut Files for FREE!

Some of these sites may already be your favorite go-to sites but I guarantee you that you’ll be armed with a whole new set of sites and resources for digital cut files.

If you are a CRICUT user and just want to check out FREE SVGs from other Cricut users AND learn how to use your machine, head to this post: FREE CRICUT DESIGNS AND TUTORIALS

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THE BEST SITES TO DOWNLOAD FREE SVG CUT FILES FOR SILHOUETTE CAMEO AND CRICUT EXPLORE

Best Sites to Download FREE SVG Cut Files

Now that you know where to find FREE SVG cut files I bet you’re itching to get going on some projects. Before you do that though you’ll need to know where to shop for your crafting supplies.

Below I’m sharing my favorite shops and sites buy supplies for the Silhouette Cameo and the Cricut Explore.

WHERE CAN I BUY CHEAP SUPPLIES FOR MY CRICUT EXPLORE, MAKER AND JOY AND SILHOUETTE CAMEO AND PORTRAIT?

I know there are many shops and sites that sell supplies for your cutting machine. There’s definitely  no shortage of supplies.

Here are links to sites I’ve purchased from and that I’ve had an excellent user experience with.

Expressions Vinyl

You’ve probably heard of Expressions Vinyl. Not only is it a great site to purchase Silhouette and Cricut supplies from but it’s a great resource for beginners.

One of my favorite features is their Machine Settings page.

This page gives you the run down on all of the various supplies and the settings needed to cut successfully using both the Cricut and the Silhouette.

I’ve referred to this page many, many times and it’s a resource you’ll want to save and bookmark.

I’ve also found Expressions Vinyl to be one of the cheapest sites to purchase vinyl and HTV. My favorite htv is the Siser Easyweed. Oh. Em. Gee. I never want to use any other htv other than easyweed.

I noticed a big difference between that and regular htv.

Crafter Depot

My last big vinyl and HTV purchase was from Crafter Depot on Etsy. I had a great buying experience with them and their prices are very competitive.

There are many Etsy shops that sell Cricut and Silhouette supplies but this is one that I can personally vouch for.

If you don’t find what you need at Crafter Depot, feel free to continue searching Etsy.

Amazon

Amazon is a great resource for Cricut and Silhouette supplies. Somehow I don’t think you’re surprised.

You’ll find plenty of supply bundles so just scroll through and search until you find what you need.

WHAT BRANDS OF VINYL SHOULD I AVOID?

I would avoid Cricut Vinyl and The Paper Studio brand.

Cricut Vinyl – I have had terrible experiences with Cricut brand vinyl.  Maybe it was my settings but I’ve done plenty of projects on my cutting machine an I wasted an entire roll of Cricut vinyl.

I found it to be very flimsy. Personally I’m not going to buy it again.

The Paper Studio – This brand is sold in Hobby Lobby and I have not had good experiences with it at all.

I have found that it wrinkles when trying to lay it flat. That in itself is an issue. If you are using it a small project then you may be okay. I do not recommend it for bigger projects.

WHAT IS THE BEST VINYL TO USE FOR MY CRICUT CRAFTS?

I highly recommend Oracal 651 vinyl. You can even purchase it in 12″ squares at Michaels. This is a permanent vinyl and should be used for outdoor projects.  Oracal 631 is great for indoor use.

I highly recommend Siser Easyweed Vinyl for all of your HTV (heat transfer vinyl) projects. I’ll choose this brand over any other 10 times out of 10.

Now that you’re fully versed on all things SVG and Free SVGS, take a look at these awesome FREE Cut Files for Christmas. It’s never the wrong time to start collecting Christmas svgs.

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44 Comments

  1. Thank you for all the good information. I am new to Cricut just purchased a machine. I can’t afford there monthly fees and others have commented you can’t do a monthly for just one or two months. I’m excited I found you on Pinterest! Thanks!

  2. Thank you for the list. Cant wait to explore. Totally agree with you 100 % on the vinyl brands the good and bad. I have a Silhouette and love it. Thanks for the good info.

  3. Thanks for all your helpful info. I’m finding on all these free svg sites you listed that you have to register and give your email. Do you have to do this to get free files? I just don’t want my email spammed by all the websites. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Yes, you’ll have to subscribe to most sites to get access to their free designs. I know that’s a turn off to some but as a designer myself I know how much time goes into creating SVGs so subscribing to our email list in order to receive freebies is a fair exchange. Here’s a little tip: create an email address just for freebies. Use that to subscribe so that you A.) have all of your svg resource emails in one place and B.) your primary email address won’t be inundated with these emails. 🙂

  4. You are awesome! !! Thank you so much!!! I thought I was going to have to stick with the small supply of graphics and fonts that came with my super exciting new toy… I mean investment. Again… thanks a bunch!!!!
    Carole/Beelady

  5. Thank you so much for all the help you have given me! Being a new cricut owner is challenging finding the svg files… I appreciate you!!

  6. Thank you so so much for all of this valuable information! It is like winning the lottery for me! I am new owner to Cricut and it has been challenging for me to find free cut files. I really appreciate your advice and recommendations!

  7. Hi im new to Cricut and im having a bit of trouble converting any file to svg or something I can use and upload on the cricut. HELP

    1. Hi Flor, If you have the SVG file (which you will always get with my downloads) then you should be able to upload that right into Cricut Design Space. If you don’t have the SVG but you do have a JPG then you can use this link to convert the JPG to an SVG. https://convertio.co/jpg-svg/ Hope this helps!

  8. THANK YOU for all the great information I have been struggling with my Cricut for a year and need to get a new laptop I’ve been afraid to try to download because I’m afraid I’ll loose my patterns.

  9. I didn’t see my number one site I go to all the time Creative Fabrica and I love it – and thank you for the list of other sites that I will check out – I do so enjoy your site and look forward to more to come
    Germaine

  10. This is GREAT information!!
    I’ve got an old(1st machines made) Cricut I’ve never taken out of the box(reasons I won’t go into here)…so now I’m looking at starting “fresh”.
    Do I want to buy a Cricut, or a Silhouette? Which one is easier to learn/use? Which one can you find more images for?
    Do both machines do the exact same thing? Any answers or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

    1. Lots of good questions and I’ll just give you my personal opinions and preferences. If you are going to go with a new machine and start over, I’d go with a Silhouette. When it comes to machines they both do very similar things. The big difference is the software. Cricut Design Space is web-based so if there’s any internet issues on your end, you won’t be able to access their program so you won’t be able to cut. Silhouette Studio is actual software that you install onto your computer and is accessible at all times. I’ve only really used the Silhouette software and the design capabilities are endless. If you want to create your own designs, the Silhouette software is awesome. If you’re just looking to use already made designs to print and cut then either machine will be great for that. Cricut does do more marketing which is why they appear to be more popular. There’s definitely a learning curve for either machine but there are tons of tutorials and resources on You Tube or online in general. As far as images, you can find an abundance of designs for both machines. Most people who design, design file that will work with both. I hope this answered some of your questions. 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for this information, I just got a crucit explorer air 2 for christmas, and can’t wait to experiment some more with it, Thanks for everything.
    Regina

  12. Thanks for such great info! I’ve had my Cricut Air 2 for well over 1 1/2 years and used it for the intro card the first 16 months and, just recently, to finally make something! I made Christmas ornaments. One for each grandchild’s name. I’ve recently begun learning more about it and found your site.

    In clicking the links, I found a broken link: craftbundles You have the link under that name as craftbundles.com/freebies/ They have changed it. I found the free SVG files at this URL: https://craftbundles.com/product-category/free-svg-cut-files/

    Hope that helps keep your page up to date. Thanks again,

    Mary from AZ

    1. I’m so glad that you found this helpful and I’m sure your Christmas ornaments were a big hit. 🙂 And thanks for the info about the broken link. I’ll fix it now. 🙂

  13. I received a cricut joy for christmas and i love it! Now that i have ran across your site with all this great info, i am even more excited to do crafts. Thank you very much

  14. Hi Diana…I was delighted to find your site….I’ve been a crafter for several years….all the way back to the original cricut…. Actually have 2 and a bundle of cartridges. My husband got me a cricut for Valentine’s day, it came yesterday. That being said I saw a cameo4 today at hobby lobby….now the problem is I can’t make up my mind on which product to stick with….I’ve researched and read reviews on brother cut and scan, all cricut cutters and now the cameo….to the point of mental exhaustion! It just gets me that you would have to pay 10.00 to access the design space when you’ve already bought their product. I love the people who are willing to share their time to offer free files. More and more I am second guessing myself to make a decision…. Obviously you have an excellent assessment of both brands….I like the idea of having full access to my files on a computer versus depending on a website…I had the cameo at the register but they informed me that it could not be returned if the box was opened even if damaged I would have to return to silhouette…. So….I didn’t purchase it. They have the same price at Amazon. Also is it true you can cut up to 10 ft. Rolls on the cameo?

    1. Hi Lisa! I originally started with a Cricut with cartridges too- way back in the day before Silhouette was even a thing. lol With that said I have not used the newer models of the Cricut but I’m somewhat familiar with the Design Space software. I’ve been a Silhouette user for over 10 years now and although it seems like Cricut is more popular (and maybe it is – I personally feel like they just have better marketing) I feel like the Silhouette is the way to go. If comparing both machines and their cutting capabilities I’d say they are both great and you can’t go wrong with either. The Silhouette Studio Software is superior to Cricut Design Space. You can do a whole lot more with it too. And the software gets downloaded to your computer so you are free to use it whenever and wherever you want with or without wifi and internet. And yes, you can cut long lengths of vinyl on the Silhouette. You would just forego the cutting mat and adjust the setting accordingly. I hope this helps. 🙂 XO

  15. There is a cheaper site for vinyl you might want to check out. It is called 143vinyl.com. I found some better prices.

  16. Hello,
    I am new to Cricut and crafting. I am doing some research before getting started. You have great do’s and don’t, explain very well. I was looking to purchase a book for Beginners using Cricut. I am glad I found you and will keep up with any of your new post.
    Thank you very much

    1. Thank you so much, Gladys! Please let me know if I can be of any help. I’m not a Cricut user but can help you find answers if you need. 🙂 XO

  17. Thanks for the list! Perhaps you can include my blog homeschoolkidsclub.com as this blog primarily gives away thousands of free SVG files for cut projects. Hoping to get a reply and be included on the list soon! Thanks a ton 🙂

    – Johnny

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