It all starts with a photo & Inkscape.

I am often asked where I get scroll saw patterns for my scrollsaw art.

Simply put, I make them myself using a photo and then using Inkscape SVG (vector) software. Inkscape is free software that is comparable to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, and Affinity. There are others, but these are the most popular.

I tried Adobe and Corel, but I tired quickly of the subscription-based model that those programs charge.

Inkscape is free, not a trial free, but free free, FOREVER!!

Inkscape v1.3

Version 1.3 has come out recently and has many new improvements that can be used in creating vector scroll saw patterns. It is an easy-to-learn software with tons of free YouTube tutorials.

Vector Patterns

Vector patterns allow you the flexibility to resize your patterns without losing details and maintaining crisp, clear lines.

Stroll on over to the Inkscape website download a copy for yourself and get to creating. You can go directly there by using this link .