The Giant list of places to find free SVG files
Most with a Commercial License
When we started off hunting for free SVG files we weren’t necessarily looking for ones with a commercial license on them. But then we fell down the rabbit hole.
Whether you’re new to crafting with your Cricut or Silhouette or you’re a pro, you know that there’s no such thing as too many cut files.
And you know what’s even better?
Free SVG files.
The bonus to the commercial license is that you can use them to make products to sell – but be sure to read each license and understand its particular limitations. Each maker has their own set of rules and you need to abide by those.
We had a few favorites places for downloads on this list and now we’ve found some new ones to try.
You’re definitely going to want to bookmark this because you’re going to be referring to it to locate all these places again in the future.
So what exactly is an SVG file?
SVG stands for scalable vector graphic.
Which is just a fancy ending of a file that will work in your cutting machine.
But in the real world vector files are what logo’s and other advertising medium’s are saved into because they can easily be resized and used without losing quality of the image. But only if you have the right program to open and resize these images. These are mostly Adobe programs but there are others that will work.
And that includes the software that comes with your cutting machine.
But don’t be intimidated by those three letters. Most of the places that we’re having you visit include the files in different forms for you to use so let’ get going.
What kinds of free SVG files are there?
You’ll find lots of different cut files in a variety of styles. A few you’ll find are:
- Hand lettering sayings
- Seasonal cut files – florals, leaves and snowflakes
- Holiday cut files – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and more
- Basic Shapes – Circles, squares, hearts and diamonds and all the others
- Animals – Including unicorns and dinosaurs
- Gifting Files – gift tags and cards
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What Software will Open a free SVG file?
Most of the current cutting software will open SVG files directly. Many of them have the ability to open an SVG when you import it, but with Silhouette you may need to upgrade to a paid program to be able to use SVG.
Don’t give up though, most of these sites offer the files in several formats so you’ll be able to find the one that works with your particular machine. There are also 3rd party programs that you can install to open and cut free SVG files.
If you’re not sure if an SVG will work for you, just download one and try it. Since it’s free to try it, you might as well give it a whirl.
Where to find free SVG files to use with your Cricut, Silhouette, Brother (or other cutting machine)
Click on the headings to be taken straight to each site’s free area. You’ll want to be sure to check out all the other available fun on their sites too though! Warning: this is a giant rabbit hole of fun designs so you might need to set a timer before you start!
CraftBundles has hundreds of free SVG cut files available to download including quotes and graphics – all of which come with their commercial license. They add new freebies each month, so you’ll want to keep checking back.
The shop at Printable Cuttable Creatables features over 200 designs right now with new ones being added each week. The commercial license is not very expensive and is included with some designs.
LoveSVG has an enormous collection of free SVG cut files. We aren’t even kidding because the last time we checked there were over 7000 free cut files. You’re going to want to have a cup of coffee with you when you start playing on this site.
While most of LoveSVG’s free files are for personal use only, their ‘flash freebie’, ‘surprise SVG’, and ‘free SVG bundle’ all come with a commercial license. They also offer a commercial license to purchase at a very reasonable price. And their files are available in numerous formats so they’ll work with just about any program and cutting machine you can find.
Poofy Cheeks has a nice collection of over 70 designs and ideas on how to use them. She offers a personal and small business license so if you’re planning to use these files for business be sure to clarify the commercial license.
There are several collections in her freebie section that feature numerous cut files and then there are single file downloads. They are also offered in different formats so that they’ll work on different cutting machines.
Cutting for Business features over 200 free cut files and they are all available for commercial use. You can’t beat that! The free page is divided by category which makes it easy to locate a file if you’re looking for a seasonal or particular cut file.