A Guide To Free SVG Files (2024)

Are you looking for a guide to free SVG files? I know I have spent many hours pouring (umm…drooling) over beautiful SVG files, being especially excited if they were free.

The good news is there are HEAPS of sites that give away their SVG files for FREE. Unbelievable really. People are so generous with sharing their knowledge and SVG’s.

I kept seeing queries from crafters asking where to locate these free SVG files and figured I would put a guide together to assist you.

Now, where do I start?

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CreateWithSue

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Well, of course, I am going to start with the free SVG files that I give away. Where else would I start! LOL. Now, I have to fess up that it doesn’t have as many as the next website in the list however I am adding to it continually. We will get there!

My Resource Library has easy to do .fcm and .svg patterns and projects which have been aimed at being user-friendly for beginners.

Scan N Cut owners – I recommend that you use the FCM files as these have been put together to make it as easy as possible for you.

Cricut owners – the SVG files are in the Resource Library for YOU!

The files are then able to resize in your preferred software or in your Scan N Cut to suit your needs.

Potential problems with SVG files

Before we go any further I would like to add a couple of tips when using other crafter’s files – whether they are free or otherwise.

Sizing of the files

  • The first thing to think about is sizing. Not all files can be resized. Altering the size may impact how the design cuts as fine cuts may be too fine and not cut well. Usually, SVG files can be increased in size with no issues. Ensure that you select ALL the objects within the design so they all size to scale.
  • The next issue is that some SVG files may not import into your cutting machine the correct size or the size that they were intended for. Canvas Workspace will import the files and change them to fit the mat size that you have selected in the software and Design Space can add them BIG – really BIG.
  • Note, not all SVG files are designed as cut files. It will depend on the crafter’s intention for the design. More info here….
    https://www.createwithsue.com/why-doesnt-my-svg-work/

Score or fold lines

  • Next, Scan N Cut crafters in particular – be aware that some files are designed with score lines which Canvas Workspace will see as CUT LINES. Often they are a blue color and are where the design has a folded area like boxes, cards, 3D designs etc

    You can alter these lines in most designs to be either a draw line which you can score manually or use a scoring tool in your Scan N Cut OR alter the line to a dashed line which can be cut and then folded.

Creative Fabrica

This site has grown and grown and now has so many files on offer. Creative Fabrica has both free files and files that you can purchase. It is populated with various creators’ files and provides a lot of choices for you to make your special project.

***** I am excited to announce that I am able to offer you a free trial for Creative Fabrica with 10 download credits!!

The free trial offers10 download credits over a period of one month. You can find out more details here.

The website has a monthly or a yearly subscription model on offer and all files come with a Commercial license and many designs also include Print On Demand licensing. This is a great option for crafters looking to earn some money. Plus the ability to purchase one-off designs at a time… even their free files come with a Commercial license.

A great site where you can spend hours browsing (well, I certainly do LOL.

The free trialof 10 download credits and the reduced subscription fee is a limited-time offer. Check out the offer here.

How to find your way around Creative Fabrica

I was asked by a member of our Facebook group how you actually find designs on Creative Fabrica. Here is how I wander around the site easily. I cover the freebie section too.

Design Bundles

This is the next site I am adding to ” The Guide To Free SVG Files”. I have chosen this one next as I have enjoyed many, many free files (and also fonts from its sister site) from it which have been provided by many different and varied amazing designers.

Filled with a mixture of free SVG files, free mockups, and free graphics the site also has an awesome amount of reasonably priced SVG’s as well. It offers bundles in regular sales that are full of fantastic designs. If you are into Mandalas this could be the site for you as it has many (around 660 to choose from)!

The Dreaming Tree

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The site is also known as 3DSVG and it has some amazing files on it. Dreaming Tree has a large number of free SVG files and also some free printables. We all love a free printable hey!

Their 3D files especially are exquisite! The designs have very comprehensive tutorials to go with them.

JenniferMaker

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Jennifer “Maker” Marx is the founder of jennifermaker.com which is an amazing site for free SVG files. Jennifer is an avid Cricut user and an amazing designer. Her way of teaching is fun and altruistic and she is sooo generous with what she gives away for free. I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer!

Her site has many, many tutorials on how to make all sorts of projects and her Resource Library is very large, making it well worth a look. Jennifer also has a huge number of videos on YouTube to complement her website which she is actively growing.

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Jennifer’s “Cut Above Course” opens for enrollment periodically and is designed to teach you to create SVG files from scratch using either Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator. I completed this course and really loved working my way through it.

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Cricut Maker is a great choice if you are after a Cricut. Are you struggling to decide which machine is for you? I have a guide to help you choose between a Scan N Cut or Cricut.

Paperglitterglue

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Lucy Foxworth is the founder of this site which is focused around little Putz houses. What are little Putz houses you ask? Well, they are the cutest little houses made from card-stock and have the most amazing finishes to them. Lucy’s little Fairy House, in particular, is really hard to believe that it is even paper at all!.

As you might expect, paperglitterglue has free SVG files or ‘templates’ so that you too can make these adorable houses.

Even if you are not that keen to make a Putz house yourself, head over and check her site out anyway. You will be AMAZED at what can be made out of paper!

Special Heart Studio

Gjoa (pronounced Jo-ah) has a truly fabulous site full of gorgeous free files that you can download. My special favorites are the Alphabet Mandala which turn out so nice. I have seen many friends in our Scan N Cut ~ Let’s Create With Sue Facebook group produce masterpieces using Special Heart Studio free files.

This site is a fun site to wander through and enjoy…. with tutorials for many of the projects to help you create them.

SVG & Me

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Erica Martin is the founder of this site and has a really nice selection of free SVG files to choose from. You join her membership to have access to them (not unlike most of the other sites)

SVG & Me also has a course available, teaching beginners how to make SVG’s from scratch. While her course takes on quite a different format from the Cut Above Course it is still a fantastic learning tool. I did this course a few years ago and it teaches both Design Space and Inkscape. I still pop back into it from time to time to refresh my memory on how to do the odd thing.

Birds Cards

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I found this site early on in my cutting machine journey and it has a huge amount of free SVG files, mainly geared towards cards and papercraft. There are some lovely files for sure.

The site has hundreds and hundreds and well worth a look and is basically it is set up as ONE BIG RESOURCE LIBRARY! It does have a few tutorials too.

Craftables

This site has some really lovely free SVG files AND it is one of the best sites that I have come across for being able to find what you are looking for as it is nicely indexed. Click the category and all the free SVG files in that category appear for you. Easy as hey!

LoveSVG

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Well, you can’t go past the LoveSVG site. Particularly if you like signs and word-type files. The LoveSVG has lots of free SVG files in the baby, kids, and pets sections too. Worth taking a browse through this one!

Template Maker

My friend Tamra recently spotted this site and used the templates to make boxes for the Christmas gifts she was making. The funny thing was, it was a website that I discovered about a couple of years ago and had forgotten about. We were both very excited to find it.

The Template Maker website enables you to create a variety of boxes and edit the sizes to suit the project you are making. How cool is that!

Pixabay

I use this site a LOT. I like it for lots of the graphics and silhouettes however today, it is on the list for free SVG’s. It has plenty. All the files I have come across are free for both personal and commercial use.

However, a caution…. make sure you read the licence information, particularly if you plan to use any of the files for commercial purposes.

****Free files in PNG, JPG, BMP format can be converted to cut files for the Scan N Cut by using the Trace feature. This tutorial will show you on using the Trace feature.

Other cutting machine crafters can use the online conversion software that is available or software like SCAL5 or Inkscape to convert files into SVG cut files.

SVGCuts

Free SVG files can be also found on this site. There is a large array to choose from and an even larger number to purchase.

Creative Market

I have included this site however this site seems to predominantly have a few free fonts sooo….. leave it up to you. Personally, I am a bit of a font junkie so I love sites with free fonts but if you are looking particularly for FREE SVG files then check out some of the others listed first.

The Hungry Jpeg

Don’t you just love the name? It has great files too! HOWEVER, there are only limited numbers of free SVG files. The site has fonts, graphics, SVG’s, mockups, and templates and releases a freebie of the week. This may OR may not be an SVG file.

Worth a wander though.

Printable Cuttable Creatables

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Another site with a lot of free SVG files that you can download easily. Over 200 in fact – cool hey! Printable Cuttable Creatables has a large amount for sale as well and also some fonts.

Love their logo too!

Caluya Design

This site is one you need to highlight. It has some really great designs with a LOT of variety for you to choose from.

Monica’s Creative Room

This site is to die for… well, not really die however it has some super amazing designs and they are FREE. Things I loved were the gazebos and little houses section, the cupcakes wrappers, and the boxes. (I like boxes for some reason). There were more though so take a look.

Monica’s Creative Room is a Swedish site.

Miss Kate Cutables

Another nice site with lots of freebies and all look relatively easy to do.

Daily Dose of DIY

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Chris is a Cricut crafter and blogger with a free Resource Library attached to her site (much like many of the others on this page). While I have documented many and varied sites in this blog, I have a soft spot for the crafter bloggers who often do it tuff.

The crafter blogger makes all their own designs, spends hours putting them together and then many more hours testing them… all for the love of craft and a goal to assist and inspire others. While they may make a dollar or two through affiliate links or advertising to keep their site afloat, many are struggling artists.

I don’t know a lot about Chris apart from that she writes very friendly emails. 🙂

And So Many More

Let’s move through the next group a bit quicker. The sites in the “Worth a Look” section I don’t know a great deal about however take a look and see what you can find in them.

I have put the entire list of websites below to make it easier for you.

AND… to make it even easier for you to keep track (cause I know how hard it is to remember all these addresses) I have created a ONE-page checklist with ALL the websites in this post.

Top Picks

Worth a Look

And don’t forget, you can always do a search for free SVG images on Google.

Hopefully, you find these sites useful.

Happy creating,

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FAQs

Where is the best place to get free SVG files? ›

FreePik. FreePik is another good option for free SVG files. It is an excellent choice for designers who want access to a wide range of resources to enhance their projects. It helps to turn ideas into unique designs with high-quality vectors.

How to make SVG files free? ›

How to make SVG files
  1. Launch Canva. Open Canva on your chosen web browser or the app. ...
  2. Upload your image. Upload your desired image from your device and drag and drop it onto the layout. ...
  3. Edit your SVG image. Select your image to make simple adjustments. ...
  4. Add final touches. ...
  5. Download in SVG format.

How can I open SVG files for free? ›

You can open Scalable Vector Graphics (svg, . svgz, and . msvgz) files online with any modern desktop or mobile web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and it's 100% free.

What is the best free SVG converter? ›

What is the best free SVG converter? The Adobe Express SVG converter is fast, free, and easy to use. But what sets our SVG converter apart from other tools is that our converter is powered by Adobe Illustrator, which allows you to make professional quality SVG files in seconds.

What is the best free SVG editor? ›

20 Best Free SVG Editors & Resources
  • SVG. js. ...
  • Inkscape. Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery. ...
  • Snap. svg. ...
  • Raw. ...
  • Trianglify. ...
  • Plain Pattern. ...
  • SVG Backgrounds. ...
  • Flaticon.
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What is the main competitor to SVG? ›

Portable Network Graphics, or PNG, is a raster image format commonly used for web images and photographs. Unlike SVG, PNG images are made up of pixels, which are small squares of color that come together to form the image.

What is the easiest program to make SVG files? ›

A helpful note: since Photoshop is a raster graphics editor, many people prefer to create and edit SVG files in Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editor.

Can I use my own SVG files for Cricut? ›

Click the Upload icon near the bottom of the left toolbar. On the next screen, click the Upload Image button. Browse to find and select the SVG file from your computer, then open to import the file.

What program should I use to open SVG files? ›

SVG files can be created through Adobe Illustrator, so you can use that program to open the file. Some other Adobe programs that support SVG files include Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and InDesign programs. Adobe Animate works with SVG files, too.

Is SVG worth it? ›

In our testing while we were building our new picture block with SVG support, we found that illustrations created as SVG files were on average 10 times smaller in file size than PNG images. This is a significant pagespeed benefit!

Are SVG files free? ›

Hey, crafters, graphic designers, and creatives, welcome to the wonderful world of free SVGs! Expect to find hundreds of design resources for your crafting and creative projects. Heck, you can even bag yourself free SVG files for Cricut and Silhouette projects.

What is better than SVG? ›

If you're working with pixels and transparency, PNGs are a better option than SVGs.

How to convert PDF to SVG for free? ›

How can I convert PDF files to SVG?
  1. Use the file selection box to select the PDF files you want to convert to SVG files.
  2. Start converting your PDFs to SVG by clicking on the Convert button.
  3. Save the converted PDF files as SVG by using the download button.

Where do I find free Cricut designs? ›

Design Space for iOS/Android

Tap Images from the bottom navigation. Select the filter option in the top right corner. Select Free (iOS) or toggle the switch next to Free (Android). When you return to the Image screen, all free images will be displayed.

Where to get SVG from? ›

Follow these steps when using Adobe Photoshop:
  • Once you've put together an image in Photoshop, click File > Export > Export As.
  • Click the Format drop-down menu within the box that appears and then select SVG.
  • Select Export All and save the file.

How much does an SVG cost? ›

Set Prices

There are SVG bundles and packs from $1-15 and many individual designs around $1, but specialized designs can sell for much more.

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