DIY Faux Leather Earrings With Free SVG Templates

Faux leather earrings are super popular these days. I happen to have some genuine leather samples 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.

Joanna Gaines made them super popular when she wore them on her show Fixer Upper a while back. With a cutting machine like the Cricut, you can make more intricate cut designs that would be difficult to do otherwise by hand.

There are tons of those bulk back earring SVG templates available for sale but I think a bunch of them are geared towards laser cutters. Laser cutters are way more expensive but can handle precise intricate cuts with difficult material.

While cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette do an amazing job automating cuts, they don’t quite perform at the same level as a laser cutter.

I had to go through a few designs to finally get to a set that works with both genuine leather and faux leather.

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

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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. However, there are so many beautiful faux leather sheets out there now. Here are a few of my favorites:

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 Making Kit – I like the kits because they have everything from pliers to jump rings to hooks in every shade.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Blades and Other Cricut Accessories – You can get away with most of the standard kit, check out my recommendations on cheaper generic versions of Cricut branded accessories.

Template – This Cricut Earrings Templates SVG set is available for free in my resource library.

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    How to Cut Faux Leather and 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. I found if you use transfer tape, you can get away with just using a Standard Green Mat.

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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. The knife blade requires a rotary housing which is limited to the Cricut Maker.

    If you only have a Cricut Explorer, you might be able to get away with a deep point blade with thinner leather but I would highly recommend using faux leather instead. The deep point blade can be used with the standard Cricut Explorer blade housing.

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    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.

    Cutting Faux Leather Earrings with the Cricut

    If you are using faux leather and have a Cricut Maker, I would still recommend using the rotary blade. Some faux leathers are soft and stretch which tugs at the standard blades. With a rotary blade, you can get away with using a Standard Grip mat with the smooth side down.

    If you are using a Cricut Explorer, I would recommend using the transfer tape method and upgrading to a Strong Grip Mat.

    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!

    For 3 D leather designs, check out my 3D Leather Earrings for the Cricut tutorial.

    Interested in more projects like this? Check out all the Accessories Projects in my Premium SVG Membership.

    Faux Leather Earring SVG Free

    There are so many free faux leather earring SVG templates you can use to make your DIY earrings. If you’re just getting started, I’d recommend trying a simple teardrop or rectangle shape. Then, you can try more advanced and fine-cut designs.

    Making DIY earrings with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine is great to make gifts for friends and family. Rather than spending high prices for the latest jewelry, you can customize each piece to fit who you’re giving to. Plus, they’ll be sure to impressed with your paper cutting and design skills when they find out you made these yourself!

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    67 thoughts on “DIY Faux Leather Earrings With Free SVG Templates”

    1. denise alexandrou

      This is so kind of you. Thank you.


      i cannot find the download for the earring templates.

      1. Jess

        Would like the leather earring template but can’t find it.

    3. Robin Kublick

      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?

      1. 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

      where is the free download for leather earring

      1. 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”.

        1. Jennifer

          I just keep getting in a loop to sign up to get access.

        2. Elf @DomesticHeights

          Hi Jennifer,

          Please drop us an email on: with the name of the SVG you want, and we’ll respond 🙂
          Happy Crafting!

    5. Robyn

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

      1. 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.

        1. Tamara

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

        2. 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

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

        1. gayle

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

        2. gayle

          One last pdroblem, I do not have a password and do not see how to get one

    7. Amy Paulson

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

      1. 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

      I can’t find the file to download

    9. Deborah Buffinton

      can you use this with a silhouette cameo

      1. 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

      i cant find the template to download

      1. 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

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

    12. Stephanie Frank

      I cannot find the download

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

    13. Susan Bosse

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

      1. 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

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

      1. 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.

      1. 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.

      1. 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

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

    16. Deb Lovins

      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?

      1. 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)

    17. Roxanne

      I would love to make these earrings but cant find were to sign up and get the password for your library. If you would please tell me how to go about getting it would be great. Thank you!

    18. Roxanne

      love these earrings but I cant figure out how to download them! Thank you

    19. Melissa

      I can’t find the password you need to access the svg files, i subscribed but never received and email… Now I can’t even figure out how to resubscribe… Please Help

    20. jessica

      i see the link, but it needs a password to view?

      1. Hi there, yes, all my templates in my resource library are passwd protected. I provide all the info when you sign up for my newsletter.


      i downloaded the Geo 3d eaarings and when i upload to design space it is fine but when i insert to my project one of the pairs is solid black. it is the one that twists/folds up around with all the thin cuts. the pic on the upload looks fine it is just when i insert it that is is solid black. What do i need to do?

      1. Hi there, if you turn that earring to a different color, you should be able to see the more intricate lines that it will cut. Regardless, the cut lines are there, I just default set it to a color that doesn’t show up immediately.

    22. Barbara Jameson

      I cannot find the link to download am I not looking in the right place? Thanks

    23. Victoria Pritchard

      I have tried to find the free 8 earring svgs but I have not been able to locate them.

    24. Ena

      Hi. Thank you for these wonderful tips and the files. A few questions:
      1. What cut pressure or settings is good for faux leather with deep cut blade using cricut explore air 2?
      2. How do I smoothen the sides of the leather earrings if it has some “fuzziness” after cutting?
      3. What is the best glue or adhesive to use when gluing two faux leather earrings together?

      I love your site 🙂


        Thank you for the kind words! Here are some thoughts:
        1. I would do custom faux leather or foam
        2. I’ve never had this problem but have had problems with sweaters in which case, I use a cheap single blade razor
        3. E6000 I find works the best but I don’t like the fumes. I use a hot glue gun instead most of the time which works best when gluing on the fuzzy side.
        Hope that helps!

    25. Melanie Warren

      Hi there,

      I cannot find the download of your earrings either. I went onto your site and still cant find. Can you help?

      1. Elf @DomesticHeights

        Hi Melanie,
        Please drop us an email on with the name of the design you are looking for, and we will send you the link.

    26. Thank you for the ideas. I’ve been trying to cut bike inner tubes and thrifted leather coats. I’m hoping your idea of adhering vinyl to the back of it will help with the stretchiness. I appreciate all the files!

    27. Amber Schrader

      Hello. I am unable to find downloadable SVG files for this (Faux Leather Earring SVG Free). Am I missing something?


      1. Elf @DomesticHeights

        You can find the templates in the Free Resources Library. Alternatively, you can drop an email at and our elf will help you out 🙂

    28. Donna

      I cannot download the earring templates. Can you help?

    29. Nancy

      I am trying to get to the free leather earring svg’s but i keep getting something different

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