8 Free Cricut Leather Earrings Templates and Tutorial

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Faux leather earrings are super popular these days. I happen to have some genuine leather samples we got when shopping for a sofa a while back and decided to up-cycle those samples instead of buying faux leather.

Leather earrings are so versatile and make the perfect handmade gift for a girlfriend or family member. By themselves, they add a rustic touch to any outfit. Add a little metallic accent and they are all of the sudden super glam.

I just want to share a few tips I learned making these genuine leather earrings.

free leather earring svg cut files
free leather earring svg cut files

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Recommended Materials for DIY Cricut Leather Earrings

Leather – I love the idea of reusing stuff I have around the house I don’t need anymore. This included the leather sofa samples.

Vinyl, contact paper or transfer tape – You will need something on the backside of the leather so you don’t ruin your mat. I used the gold sheet from an assortment pack of vinyl I already had. I also used transfer tape.

Earring Hooks – I got this nice variety pack from Amazon.

Template – Some designs are too intricate for genuine leather. I designed a few here that are tried and true. They are available and free in my resource library.

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    How to Make Leather Earrings with the Cricut

    Cutting Leather with the free earring SVG cut files

    The first step is to line the back of the leather with transfer tape/contact paper/vinyl.

    As I mentioned earlier, it is important to have a smooth backside of the leather so it doesn’t ruin the mat with little leather pieces.

    The smooth side also grips better to the mat and makes for a better cut.

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    Cutting Leather with the Cricut – Use the Knife Blade.

    I usually don’t like to promote too many accessories but this one is pretty necessary. Genuine leather is thicker and has more variation needs a deeper knife blade.

    free leather earring svg cut files

    Cricut Settings for Leather Earrings.

    I use my Cricut Maker and used the Garment Leather 1.6mm setting. It was a little too deep and cut through the vinyl but anything less didn’t cut all the way through. If you are using a Cricut Explore, you will have to use the Custom setting and pick Garment Leather 1.6mm.

    Use a pin if there’s not enough room for a hook hole.

    Sometimes the attachment part of the earring is too narrow to cut a whole with the Cricut. In that case, just use a pin or a needle to poke a hole.

    That’s it! Pretty easy stuff!

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    41 thoughts on “8 Free Cricut Leather Earrings Templates and Tutorial”

    1. denise alexandrou says:

      This is so kind of you. Thank you.


      i cannot find the download for the earring templates.

    3. Robin Kublick says:

      does it bother the machine or the blade if you cut upside down? like put the smooth side on the mat and the fuzzy side up?

      • yeah, I tried that too but I found the mat picked up some of the smooth side finish of the leather but I think it depends on how your leather was treated. It doesn’t hurt the blade or machine though.

    4. Amanda says:

      where is the free download for leather earring

      • Hi there! All my free downloads are in my resource library. If you’ve signed up for my newsletter, there should be a link to the resource library included in the email. The leather earring templates are in the last section under “Other”.

    5. Robyn says:

      I have tried to download the svg files, but it says there was an error. Oops, it says.

      • Hi there! so sorry for the inconvenience, this is a popular set and sometimes when too many people are trying to download it, it just gives up. I’ve emailed you directly the set.

        • Tamara says:

          Hallo, please can you send me the svg files for the 3D leather earings – Love the design – Thank you 🙂

        • Hi there, all my templates are available in my resource library. See link menu bar. I do this because if I have too many files as attachments, the emails get sent to spam. :-/

    6. Megan Sanniti says:

      I can’t fine the download button either. I love these!

        • gayle says:

          I am not seeing a link in the menu bar, all i see is your domesticheights.com/cricut-leather-earrings, what else should be there? These are so cool, would really like to make some. Thank you

    7. Amy Paulson says:

      There isn’t a link to the resource library included in the email. is there another way to find the templates?

      • Yes! There is a link above in my menu bar that sends you to the Resource Libary. The earring templates are the first item there.

    8. Robin says:

      I can’t find the file to download

    9. Deborah Buffinton says:

      can you use this with a silhouette cameo

      • Yes! I believe the latest Silhouettes use SVG file. I’ve also included DXF file format versions for most of my cutting machine projects so you can use it on older Silhouette machines.

    10. amanda says:

      i cant find the template to download

      • Hi there, it is the first downloadable item in my resource library. There is a direct link in the menu bar on the top of this page. Hope that helps!

    11. Samantha Winder says:

      These are amazing but it does not include the SVG cut file

      • Hi there, the SVGs are in my resource library, you can find the link in the menu bar above.

    12. Stephanie Frank says:

      I cannot find the download

      • Hi Stephanie, the earring template set is the first item in my resource library (see link in menu bar).

    13. Susan Bosse says:

      Hi. I’d love to receive the download for these templates! TIA!!

      • Hi there, All of my templates are free and available in my resource library (see link in menu). Feel free to sign up for the newsletter to get access to the resource library.

    14. Bea says:

      Tried a few times to get the download and was unsuccessful.

      • Hi there, the file is at the very top of my Resource library page. You can access it through the link in my menu bar above.

      • Hi there, the earrings templates are at the very top of the Resource Library page. You can access the link from the menu bar above.

      • All my templates are in my resource library(see link in my menu bar). The leather earrings are the top item on the page. Let me know if are still having trouble finding them!

    15. Sharon says:

      I can’t find the download. Is there a trick to find it?

      • All my templates are available in my resource library. See link in the menu bar.

    16. Deb Lovins says:

      Thank you for the downloads! Have you tried to paint designs on leather? Is it safe to use vinyl on leather with the Easy Press?

      • Hi there, I don’t have the Easy Press so I can’t say for sure but I always use HTV if I am applying heat. Real can usually withstand heat. The gloss gold you see in this photo is actually just normal vinyl that I glued in place because I didn’t have the HTV version (which they do normally sell)

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