10 Awesome Sites for FREE SVG Files & Silhouette Promo Code

Free SVG files

So -I’m really excited today to share with you the current Silhouette Promotion — which is 40% off of Designer Edition Upgrade — but first, I want to answer a few questions that I often receive about the Designer Edition Upgrade.   People ask whether or not they really “need” the DE Upgrade — or why would they want it.  So, I thought I’d share with you the reasons why I LOVE it!

You can open any SVG files in Studio with the DE Upgrade:   SVG files (Scalable Vector Graphics) are the files that many graphic designers are using to create artwork.  (From what I understand – which isn’t much – it is much more versatile than a jpeg or other graphic files.)   Even machine embroidery digitizers are saving their embroidery files in SVG format.   (I will have an upcoming blog that will share more about that, in just a few days).    Unlike other graphic files that can be imported & traced into Silhouette Studio, SVG files do NOT have to be traced!   You simply select the file, open the Cut Style Window & click on “Cut” — VOILA!  It is automatically a cut file!

This is a FREE SVG file from Juliana Michaels 17 Turtles site.    It is an awesome site with a lot of free SVG files.  So, when I bring this into the Studio software, and click on the CUT SETTINGS window — you will see that there are no cut lines around the selected anchor file.     So, now – -all you have to do is select “CUT” — and it automatically becomes a Cut File — no tracing involved!

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Now you will see the Red Lines around the selected Anchor file — which indicate it is ready to be cut!  That’s the beauty of SVG files — and honestly, that alone is enough reason to purchase the Designer Edition Upgrade – -in my opinion!

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But WAIT!  That’s Not All!! – My 2nd most favorite reason for owning the DE Upgrade is because you can create your own Rhinestone Files!   I can take that same Anchor Cut File that I have in the above screen – -and easily turn it into a Rhinestone Design!

All I have to do is open the Rhinestone Window, select the Anchor & click on “Edge” to turn this file into a Rhinestone design!

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So, for your “cutting enjoyment” – I’m sharing 10 awesome sites that offer FREE SVG Files!   Simply visit their site, read their guidelines (for example, Miss Kate’s Cuttables has a daily FREE design – ONLY for that day), and begin downloading!


1.  17 Turtles
2.  Miss Kate Cuttables
3.  My Grafico Digitals
4.  The Free SVG Blog
5.  Michelle’s Adventures with Digital Creations
6.  Monica’s Creative Room
7.  Apex Cuttables
8. Dreaming Tree – 3D SVG files
9.  Sherry K Designs
10. Love Paper Crafts

Here are the other awesome features of the Designer Edition software, listed below!  But these two alone make it worth the price — but ESPECIALLY at 40% off!!      To receive this awesome discount, simply enter the Promo Code TERRI at check out!

  • Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
  • Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
  • Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
  • Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing
  • Layers support (including ability to cut by layer)
  • PDF import
  • Nesting feature to allow you to arrange cuts as efficiently as possible—a scrapper’s dream!
  • Shadow tool—allows you to add a drop shadow to printable designs

So — there you have it — plenty to keep you busy downloading & cutting!  And if you don’t have the Designer Edition Upgrade — click below, use the promo code TERRI  and save 40%!!!  Can’t beat that!


There are also some great bundles for anyone who is looking for a Silhouette!  These bundles include the DE Upgrade Software – -so its a great deal!    If you have any questions about SVG files or Designer Edition – -don’t hesitate to ask!  Until next time – -keep “Cuttin’ Up”!

hugs, Terri

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  1. Nancy Sealy says

    Hi Terri!

    Its Nancy Sealy from the Sew Special days! I was wondering if you are going to be at the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Fredericksburg, October 2-4. I am particularly interested if you are going to have any classes or demos. If you are going to have classes, I want to make sure I get registered early to insure I have a seat.

    This last year has been busy for me and my husband. We moved to Fredericksburg 2 months ago. Packing and unpacking was a lot harder than I expected. Anyway, we are finally getting settled. I spend most of my mornings working outside until it gets hot. We have 7 acres and it is a bit overgrown.

    I also heard today that Betty Hudson is moving to North Carolina! We have the same cleaning lady and she is the one who told me about Betty.

    My condolences to your family on the loss of your Mom. But on the happier side, congratulations on the new additions to your family.

    Nancy Sealy

    • Hi, Nancy! I miss seeing your smiling face! No — I am not going to be teaching at the Expo this year. But thanks for asking about my classes! Are you enjoying Fredricksburg? Hope you are getting settled — moving is a lot of work! And thanks for your thoughts about my family — its hard losing loved ones – -but welcoming the new little ones is so exciting. I hope to see you soon! Terri

  2. Thanks so much for the love on my cut files!

  3. Will these designs work with the Brother Scan n Cut? Thanks!

  4. I used the snipping tool to get the mascot of our school. When I saved it to the desktop I opened it and drug it in the silhouette . It has the white around it. I want to make it a cut file-where I can ungroup it and cut it out. Is this possible and how do you do this?

  5. I saved the file as a png and jpeg. Hope you will reply soon.

    • Sue — In response to this question & the previous one — yes! In order to turn the snip into a cut file, you must Trace around it. So, in the Tool Bar, open the “Trace” window & click on Select Trace Area. Then, drag your cursor around the mascot, staying as close to the image as possible. When you trace, the software picks up brightness of colors and whatever turns yellow is going to trace. Once you are satisfied with the trace, click trace. Your trace will turn into cut lines & you can delete the original image. I know this is a poor explanation and hard to understand – I would recommend you take a look at this blog post — I believe it is exactly what you need! http://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2014/08/tracing-complex-and-multi-color-designs.html

  6. Sue Turner says

    Thanks so much. I printed out your directions and will work on it. I feel sure I will get back to you. Just so happy you helped me.

  7. Hi Terry! Great post! I just came across it on Pinterest! Have you come across http://www.printablecuttablecreatables.com yet? I’m loving it! It has freebies and lots of cute stuff! Might be worth a look!

  8. Awesome article! We are also building a great website (autopica.com) for SVG upload and share with fabulous feature. Please have a look, if you have time. Thanks for your time, Terri.

  9. Thanks , I was searching for SVG free and I found this site . Thanks

  10. Thanks for putting in so much work and sharing these sites! I am a crafter but I also started a site and design SVG files for silhouette and cricut, I have a whole section of Free svg files, I’d love for you to check it out when you get a couple minutes! http://www.5monkeysclipart.com/