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

    1. denise alexandrou says:

      This is so kind of you. Thank you.

    2. POLLY L QUINTILIANI says:

      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”.

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