As Halloween is slowly creeping up on us…ok well we have over a month, but before you know it it’ll be here, and we know as crafters, and especially if you have your own crafty business, we need to plan months in advance (Christmas in July anyone?).

In this tutorial I am going to show you how you can design your own Spooky Spider in Silhouette Studio (to be honest he’s quite cute, and that’s coming from me who’s not a big fan of spiders!)….and of course I have a lovely freebie for you as well – link is in the usual spot at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a sneaky peek at this weeks freebie…..

Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Open your Silhouette Studio….and lets get started.

1: Draw an oval shape using the ellipsis tool – This for the spiders face.

Silhouette cameo tutorials

Now to make the legs, draw two more ovals (you can also twice duplicate the oval above.) Place one oval overlapping the other oval (as shown below)

Silhouette Studio tutorials

Select both the ovals, go to object modify and subtract.

Free halloween svg files

You should be left with a half moon shape, as shown in the below image – This will for part of the spiders legs. – Place the leg over the oval you drew earlier.

spider svg cutting file

2: The ‘legs’ are a little bit too long, Adjust the size of the ‘leg’ until you’re happy with the size of them. Duplicate the legs (You can either click on the leg, press alt and then drag, or you can copy and paste) – whichever you feel comfortable with.

silhouette cameo inspiration

Now, rotate the legs so they appear a little more ‘dangly’ (Use the green circle when you select the leg to adjust and rotate accordingly)

Free svg cutting files for silhouette

Once you’re happy with the dangly-ness of your spiders legs, select all the legs and group them together (right click and select group.)

We’re going to us the mirror option to make the other half of the spiders legs. Select the legs, go to object – Replicate – Mirror left.

Mirror in silhouette studio

Position the newly mirrored legs to the other side of your spider.

Mirror in silhouette studio

Once you are happy with the positioning of the legs on your spider, select all parts of your spider, right click and click weld.

free spider svg cutting files

3: Next draw an eye, I’ve just left it simple and drawn a circle, I’ve then copied the circle and pasted in front (Ctrl-C then Ctrl-F) click on the top circle and reduce the size (this will form the ‘pupil’) – Group the big eye and smaller eye together

silhouette studio free svg files Silhouette cameo help

Place the eye on the spider and duplicate. (You can colour them in however you wish)

The last thing to do is draw the mouth, draw two small ovals, one overlapping the other, select both the ovals, and using the same option we used earlier, got to object-modify and subtract.

Design in silhouette studio

Place the mouth on the spider, and there you have your very own Spooky Halloween Spider Design.

Halloween spider cutting file free

Keep Scrolling for the Freebie link

This weeks Free SVG/DXF files is the Spooky Spider design as shown at the beginning of this post. I design all my files in Adobe Illustrator where I then convert too SVG and DXF files. In my tutorials I like to show you how you can create similar designs within the Silhouette Studio software. Files are for personal use only. – See below for commercial use info

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Do you have a small business? Do you want to use my freebies in your projects to sell? Now you can purchase a one off Commercial License of $19 – This includes ALL present and Future freebies through – for further details click the image below: – Oh and I do apologise for the really big buy now button on the page, I am looking at getting that fixed.

svg cutting files commercial use

Thank you so much for reading, I really hope this post has inspired you to experiment with designing in your Silhouette Studio Software. If you want to stay up to date with my tutorials and freebies then please feel free to follow me on: Pinterest,Facebook orInstagram.

Happy Crafting

Vicky xx

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