Free Ear Saver SVG

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Today I have a freebie I never could have imagined that we as a country and world would need.  Our world has drastically changed in the last month and I have felt a little helpless to say the least.  Sure I have been sewing masks and staying home to be safe but I felt like I could be doing more…  I’m no seamstress so doing a tutorial for mask sewing just didn’t feel right.  There are so many amazing sewing bloggers out there that have us covered.  

(As a side note I got my pattern for my masks from and it is perfect!)

Ok… back to the ear savers.  My daughter is in high school robotics and her team started 3-D printing these ear savers for medical staff around the country who are feeling the burn… literally on their ears.  Wearing masks all day long is rubbing their ears raw.  After hearing about them producing these ‘ear savers’ as I’m going to call them I thought hey what if I create a design that every crafter out there can be utilizing?  What another great way that we can put our cutting machines to use and think of the impact!  

Free Ear Saver SVG Cutting File
Let’s let help provide some relief for those healthcare workers, first responders, and essential employees.  

I have designed two different styles and you can size them to be however big or small you need.  The ones I am cutting are about 7 inches across and they fit a variety of sizes.  Now rather than having to place the mask strap behind their ear (as pictured below) they can strap it to the ear saver instead.  Think of it like a little hook in the back.

Please note that the links to the material suggestions are Amazon Affiliate links.

Now one of the most important questions…. what material do we cut to create them?

There are lots of options here and I’m going to encourage you to also get creative but here are a couple suggestions and ideas:

Really anything that is sturdy enough to hold an elastic strap but not so thick your machine can’t cut it.  If you have another idea that I can add to the list please let me know.  The more we can brainstorm and share together the better off we are.

And even if you don’t have a cutting machine you can print out a copy, trace, and cut with scissors!  There are so many options!


Free Ear Extender

Please note that the file above is in a zip folder so if you are downloading on a tablet or phone you will need to make sure to have an app to open and unzip the file.  Also double check that you are using the Safari browser.

Thanks for being here and I can’t wait to see how we are able to make a difference together!  Please make sure to first reach out to your local hospitals and area first responders to see what the immediate need is.  

Check out more free SVG files you might enjoy here:
Social Distancing SVG
Peace, Love and Soap SVG
Funny Introvert SVG

If you are interested in 3D printing this exact ear saver design head over to this link to download the file for it totally FREE!


  1. Helena on April 13, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the SVG, just what i was searching for 🙂
    I will make it in Kraft Tex since i have a few scraps left from this material. It is strong, stable and cuts on my silhouette machine.

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Sounds Perfect!!

      • LInda on April 20, 2020 at 4:10 pm

        I am making these for my co-workers at Walmart.

  2. Trish on April 13, 2020 at 9:45 am

    How about using empty gallon jugs of milk, tea, orange juice, etc…?

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 9:49 am

      These are all good ideas!!!

  3. Lee-Ann on April 13, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Thank you! I am going to make some of these for our local front line workers!

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      So glad to help!

  4. Kathy on April 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Comment. I clicked on the link for the free pattern fir war savers all I got was a bunch of gibberish. I am on my iPhone and using safari

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      Do you have an app to unzip the file folder? I like to use the blue free one titled unzip in the app store. If not that might be why it is coming up as gibberish.

  5. Sue on April 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve seen people use dollar store placemats.

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      Oh that’s a great idea! Placemats!

    • Brenda on July 10, 2020 at 8:33 am

      Dollar tree cutting boards

  6. Michelle on April 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I made a first set from a design belonging to someone else, but I needed a deeper notch. These are perfect. Thank you so much!!

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      Oh good I’m so glad these work for you and are secure! 🙂

  7. Maria Ramos on April 13, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    was looking for this today and found your post. I’m trying to cut my plastic cutting mat from Dollar Tree with my maker and the deep blade does not work. Would like to use the knife blade but it doesnt let me change the blade. How can I change it, if you know.

    thank you and be safe

    • MyDesigns on April 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      You should be able to just remove it and switch it out for the blade you need and then inside the software make sure the new blade is selected.

  8. Kathy on April 14, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I have a cricut explore 2 will I be able to cut any of these things?

    • MyDesigns on April 15, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Yes you should be able to!

  9. Sonia on April 17, 2020 at 9:56 am

    How about funky foam? You know, Hobbycraft have big packs of it in all different colours. I would think it would be quite sturdy and it is very light in weight. Also, I should think the latest cutting machines would cut it quite easily.

    • MyDesigns on April 17, 2020 at 10:57 am

      That’s a great idea!!

  10. Marci Howser on April 18, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. I was able to make some of these for my son who works in one of our hospitals and share them with those on the floor he works on. You are such a blessing to me!

    • MyDesigns on April 18, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      That is so great to hear! It is my pleasure!

  11. Michelle Richey on May 3, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    I have a silhouette cameo , old machine .. Can I cut these on it … What setting if so

  12. Michelle Richey on May 3, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I have a silhouette cameo , old machine .. Can I cut these on it … What setting if so … what material setting ..

    • MyDesigns on May 3, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      Hello! Yes you should be able to no problem… I would cut with a blade of 5 speed of 5 and pressure at 33… and i would do a double cut. 🙂

  13. Cherease Glasper on May 15, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    What size should the ear savers be?

    • MyDesigns on May 15, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      I found that 7 inches worked well.

  14. Cassandra on July 17, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I cannot wait to share these with my family and fellow essential postal workers. This is a life saver on the ears for those that have to wear a mask for long periods of time.

  15. Adele on July 22, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Just what I was looking for (still working out how to open though 😁). Thought I’d point out the graphic you used has a lady wearing her mask ineffectively as her nose is poking out the top! Not a good impression to leave people with. I did see a really funny graphic I wish I could share relating to it.

    • jespsantiago on July 23, 2020 at 1:19 am

      Thanks! The purpose of the ear savers is to help with properly securing the masks.

  16. Denise Freeman on February 19, 2021 at 11:01 am

    At Dollar Tree they sell 2 packs of plastic cutting boards that I believe are thin enough to cut in a Cricut. I just got mine and haven’t tried it yet, but you could probably cut 2 dozen or more from a $1 sheet. Just a thought.

    • jespsantiago on February 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Great idea! Let us know how it works!

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