What is an SVG File

Article Posted 22 April 2019

Ashlea Stoodley - Bunnycup Embroidery

What is an SVG file?

Since we have started selling SVG files, we have had lots of emails asking what an SVG file is. So I wanted to write a little blog post about them.

SVG files are a scalable vector graphic which is a graphic that be resized with suitable software without loss of any quality. But in terms of craft, they are typically used with cutting machines such as the Silhouette, Cricut or Brother Scan N Cut (some of these machines may use different formats – but the formats are included in our SVG range). These machines do many things from cutting fabric, cardstock and heat transfer vinyl, etching, printing, drawing and so much more. But largely they are used for vinyl and making things like t-shirts and decals and also for cardstock (making cards, scrapbooking etc).

As one can image, this is a very complimentary craft to machine embroidery and many of our customers have both an embroidery machine and a cutting machine.

Our SVG range include multiple formats including JPG and PNG – so can also be used for printing and other crafts, they do not just need to be used for cutting machines. So they can be used in many ways.

We only introduced our SVG range this year and we are working very hard on increasing our range of designs this coming year - but we do have a few examples of how some customers have used our designs so far.

Rhonda made this shirt using a design from our Music SVG bundle:

SVG's can also be incorporated into advertising, logos, websites and so much more as they are just another graphic. Elizabeth created the following incorporating our of our Easter Sentiments Five SVG files:

If you have not investigated SVG files or cutting machines, you may just find that the cutting machines are a wonderful accompaniment to your crafting needs. You could use our SVG files to make matching gift cards to your embroidered gifts, use them to cut fabric and so much more. They are reasonably affordable (typically far less expensive than an embroidery machine) and lots of fun to play with!