Design a Turkey in Silhouette Studio + Free SVG & DXF File

As summer is disappearing as quickly as it came, we’ll soon be heading in to Autumn/Fall. In this post I am going to show you how to draw your own Turkey using Basic shapes in your Silhouette Studio Software. Not forgetting, at the end of this post there is a download link with your freebie SVG & DXF.

Here’s a sneak peek of this weeks freebie:

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1: – First open your Silhouette Studio Software as usual.

Using the Ellipsis tool draw one small circle and an oval similar to those shown in the below image. The circle is to form the ‘Head’ of the Turkey and the oval is for the ‘Body’ of the Turkey.


To draw the eyes, Draw two small circles and overlap them slightly. Select the 2 circles, Right click and select weld.

Now as you can see from the image on the right, once I have welded I increased the size a little bit so to make room for the ‘Pupil’.

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Now draw another two circles and position them in the middle of the welded circles (as shown in the diagram below).

Using the Polygon tool, draw a triangle for the nose. (Adjust and rotate the triangle where necessary.)

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Unsure how to draw a Triangle?Click here for my tutorial on how to draw a triangle using the Polygon Tool in Silhouette Studio.

2: – Now that your Turkey has a face, lets give him some feet and legs.

For the leg, use the draw a line tool to draw a slanted line – as shown (you can do this against the bottom of the turkey to get an idea of positioning) – Go to Object – Offset, as Turkeys legs are quite thin, I’ve done an offset of 0.08, the offset you use is totally up to you. It’s your turkey after all :-)

Once you are happy with your offset, delete the line in the middle.


To Draw the ‘Feet’ draw 3 ovals (or draw one oval and duplicate it). Rotate and position them over each other, similar to the position I have put mine in below.

Select all the ovals, right click and weld.

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Position the foot against the leg, you may need to rotate it to make it look more ‘realistic’.

Select the leg and foot, right click and select weld.

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3: Next up is drawing the wing. Draw a vertical thin oval, similar to the oval on the left, in the image below;

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To create the effect shown on the above image on the right, Select the oval, go to object – Replicate – Rotate Five copies.

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Select all the pieces, right click and select weld. You should have something that looks like this.

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Position the shape you have just created to the back of your turkey design (i’ve given my turkey a bit of colour so it’s easier to make out the pieces)

If the shape is on top of the turkey, like in the image below right, select it and click Send to back. This will put the shape behind the turkey. – I’m going to refer to this shape as the wing from this point on.

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Position the wing in whatever position you want behind your Turkey.

Before we go any further select the head and body of the turkey, right click and select weld.

4: This next step you are going to use the subtract tool to get rid of any, ‘hidden’ parts of the design.

Select the head and body you have just welded. Press Ctrl – C and Ctrl – F (Copy and Paste in Front) – The image we just copied will appear in front so it will seem like the eyes and beak have disappeared, when in fact they are just behind the pasted image.

Select the Head/Body and the Wings, go to object – Modify – Subtract.

The Head and body you just pasted will disappear, taking the hidden parts of the wing with it.

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I’ve welded the turkeys legs together for this next part.

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Again, Copy and Paste in front (Ctrl – C, Ctrl-F) the Head and body of the Turkey.

Select the legs and the Head and Body.

As I have welded the legs together I need to follow the same steps as above, Object – Modify – Subtract.

If you haven’t welded them together you will need to select subtract all, instead of subtract.

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Here’s the final design, with an example of the layers apart as well, just to show what the subtracted parts should look like.

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Why not add some text to your Turkeys belly.

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The font used here is called Sekut one of my Favourites in The August Bundle From The Hungry JPEG.

This weeks Free SVG/DXF files is the Turkey Design shown at the beginning of this post (minus the Watermark). 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.

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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 or Instagram.

Happy Crafting

Vicky xx