Elf SVG Files for Cute Holiday Shirts

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Elf SVG: Two Free Designs Perfect For Holiday Shirts

Does your family have an elf that comes and visits each season?  These Elf SVG files are perfect designs to make shirts for the holiday season.

I think both of the designs would be cute with the words in one solid color and the hat and the legs in some cute accent colors.  If you are brave you could even use some pattern vinyl to really spice up the project.

We have two Elf SVG designs available for download at the very bottom of this post.  They can each be used for both personal and commercial use up to 200 uses. 


Make sure once you have finished your project, be sure to share a picture of your creation with us!  We want to see your elf svg files in action! 

That is the best part about providing SVG files for the community.

Please note that all the images used to display the gingerbread svg designs in this post are mock up images.

Santa’s Elf Squad

I thought this design would be so cute for teachers or day care workers.  I can see an entire team wearing matching ones! Really though it would look cute on anyone. 

Today’s designs tend to lend themselves more toward shirt SVG files so I hope you are able to make something cute out of them!

These naughty list designs and even these funny winter files will be right up your alley if you are looking for more funny designs to make you chuckle.

Elf SVG The Elf Made Me Do It

I can totally see my boys wearing this design.  It would 100% be something they would say.  Wouldn’t it be cute on a Christmas card?

The little elf hat would be cute in a pattern HTV or depending on who you are making it for, glitter!

This design would also be cute on a shadow box or a sign.  If you decide to go the adhesive vinyl route carefully select the transfer tape.  It makes a huge difference!


Teacher Elf

elf svg

Elf SVG File Helpful Hints

Both of these designs have a few small pieces in the legs and the hat.  Make sure to do a test cut so you don’t waste vinyl

Check out my favorite tips for HTV and your project will go off without a hitch. While both of the elf SVG cutting files will work on either a Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine, it might take a couple tries to make sure you have the setting exactly right.

To get the most from your vinyl use these weeding tips and tricks.

REMINDER: If you are a Silhouette user and are using Silhouette Studio (the basic/free version) you will need to upload the DXF instead of the SVG.  The DXF file cuts crazy slow, because of how many nodes are in that file type.  This is totally normal.  I highly recommend doing a tiny offset of the DXF cut line and cutting the offset instead.  It will cut so much faster on your machine. 
Once your project is complete make sure to show what you have been making!  I know that it can be scary and intimidating to show off your work at times.  I encourage you though to take a chance.  Growth never happens inside of our comfort zone. 
Head over to our Facebook Community and take the leap!  We want to cheer you on! 

Elf Ideas!

These two Elf SVG files are so cute and perfect for the holiday season.  One thing that can feel a little overwhelming though, and not so cute, during the holiday season is the little Elf himself.  Does your family have one?

You have to move him each and every night and even set him up doing all kinds of fun stuff around the house.  Here are a few ideas of some simple easy things he can do without breaking the bank, and you not loosing your sanity.

  • Draw funny faces on the bananas and oranges
  • Have him reading a book with other stuffed animals
  • Put him in the fridge with a little piece of fabric (feels like home)
  • Stack three rolls of toilet paper and draw a snowman face with him inside the rolls
  • Get out the ribbon and stick a bow on his head like he was wrapping

The most important thing is to have fun with him.  Even if he isn’t doing some crazy activity just moving him around is fun. Set your own family traditions and then go to town making memories with your little ones.  The season is about more than who can be the biggest or the fanciest.  Have fun but don’t get stressed out about it.

The season really is about the most precious gift we have ever been given.  You can also grab some nativity svg files as well as a free cross svg here on the blog to help remember the true meaning.

Then have some fun and bring the designs to life!  It won’t be perfect (nothing ever is) but I can guarantee that you will learn something along the way.

Helpful hint… The material you use makes a huge difference.  If you have cut the same piece of vinyl multiple times and it still isn’t working… try using a different brand or even material.  When trying to figure out sizing I like to print my design on paper first to see if it will fit.

My favorite spot for vinyl is hands down Expressions Vinyl.   I also love the convenience of shopping off Amazon so check out my Amazon favorites and tools here in my Amazon shop.  

Want More SVG Files?

Our monthly membership called Club Chaos is the mecca of cute, unique, exclusive SVG files and I would love to extend an invite for you to join us.  I absolutely LOVE being able to see the creative ideas flowing and the inspiration being brought to life inside our exclusive Club FB community. 

We have so much goodness inside our crafty sisterhood, from downloads, to project tutorials, to fonts, to member led workshops (a great way to share your talent), to monthly guest designers and more. Crafting is so much more fun when you do it with others who get it and appreciate it the same way you do. 

This crafty sisterhood is an amazing way to connect and cheer others in our community on (plus get tons of awesome files to use!). Learn more about Club Chaos here. 

Here is a peek into some of the designs from the Club:    

Club Chaos members have access to 1000+ files (and growing each month) from myself as well as guest designers that we feature.  You can bring to life any and all of these designs, and you will have a sisterhood of crafty women cheering you on!

If you become a semi-annual or annual Club member you also get immediate access to a BONUS library of exclusive designs as well. The Club will become your crafting home.

I know that Club Chaos isn’t for everyone at the moment and that’s OK too.  The Club is there for you when you are ready to take the next step and take your crafting to the next level.

Club member or not, I want you to know that I notice you are here and I appreciate your continued support. 

Please take a second and pin this image below.   It helps me to continue to serve you, our Chaos Community, when you pin this image!  Thanks! 


Download your Elf SVG Files Here:

Please note that all the Elf SVG files are all inside zipped folders.  You will need to unzip the file folder first to access the SVG file inside.

Santas Elf Squad

The Elf Made Me Do It

Teacher Elf

File Type Reminder when working with the Elf SVG designs:  Make sure you are uploading and using the SVG file if you want to ungroup, cut in different colors, and manipulate the elements.  When starting out, deciphering the various file types can be confusing. 

The description under file type inside the file folder might say html file or even internet explorer file (these are both the SVG).  If you aren’t able to ungroup and manipulate the elements in the design you might be uploading the wrong file!  Read more about when to use what file and the difference between SVG and PNG file types. 

Share the SVG File Love

Have a crafty friend?  Make sure to let them know about all the cute (and free) SVG files we have here on the blog. 

Remember, friends don’t let friends have ugly cut files!  You can copy and paste the link of this post into a message for them, or use the share buttons here on the post and easily spread the word on social media.

Friendly Reminder: You can use these designs for personal or commercial use up to 200 uses in your own home.  (Sorry no screen prints or print on demand shops are allowed). Please remember though, the digital file itself isn’t to be shared or distributed outside of this blog post.  Thanks for understanding and if you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

With all the places you could be online, I am grateful that you are here, supporting my small business. 

Thank you for every pin, share, comment, and like.  

Happy crafting and chaos!


If you like these Elf SVG files you will also probably love these posts:   Baking SVG Santa SVG

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  1. DELAINE on December 8, 2021 at 9:56 am


    • MyDesigns on December 8, 2021 at 2:55 pm

      You are very welcome!

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