Calling All Crafters!


Are you a crafter? If not, you likely have someone in your life who is! It used to be that if you wanted a custom t-shirt, tea towel, door mat or any one of a number of other projects, you’d have to find a graphic designer, get a design created, then send it off to have it applied to your item. And it was likely expensive unless you were purchase several at a time.

Now everyone either is or knows someone who has an electronic cutting machine, like a Silhouette or the popular Cricut. These machines are so versatile!

What is it? These are die-cutting machines. It’s like printer; you create an image or design on your computer and then “print” it with the machine. But in this case, the cutting machine “cuts” the design out of whatever material you’ve decided to use, like faux leather, vinyl, fabric, and a lot more.  


Most people who use the Cricut or the Silhouette use something called SVG files. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphic.  It is a two-dimensional XML-based vector image format.

What does that mean?  It’s a vector file that will communicate with your cutting machine and tell it not only where to cut lines, but also give you the ability to make the design larger or smaller without any design corruption.

There are many places online where you can download SVG files, such as You’ll find designs to work for any kind of project: clothing, kitchen items, household décor, scrapbooking and more.


After you’ve downloaded your SVG file and go back to look at it, you may find that you don’t have the software installed to actually use it. But don’t fret! There’s an easy fix for this. The Cricut uses software called Design Space to design and edit vector files for use. You can also use several different Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator and Photoshop. And freebies such as Gimp and Inkscape. Just download them to your computer and you should be up and running using all of those great SVG files you just purchased from!

Normally, SVG Files come in .zip files. This is basically a compressed folder that contains several files.  When you download the .zip file it will likely automatically save to your “downloads folder” unless your computer is set up differently. From where you’ve saved your .zip files, you simply “unzip” them and you’re ready to roll!


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