A sweet outdoor icon set previously free at Creative Market prompted me to put together a quick video on how I use these single path icons in SSDE.
When you find an icon set that says it has, or looks like it might have, a stroke, line, live or editable path version, you want to download it and look for an .eps or .ai version you can convert (assuming it doesn’t already have an .svg version). Convert the file to .SVG at online-convert.com and then open the SVG in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. Once you’ve done that, change the line thickness to zero so you can get a better look at the makeup of the file. If it has single paths, you have yourself a set of matching sketch files you can draw, emboss, etch with your Silhouette! These single path files also work great for rhinestone designs.
If you don’t have DE, you can usually convert the files to DXF in Inkscape. If you are a Cricut Explore user, you’ll need to use Inkscape as well, so you can reformat the files into something manageable in Design Space. Generally this means ungrouping, releasing clipping paths, more ungrouping and then combining the lines for each image before you save to SVG so that changing from cut to write won’t be so painful (otherwise you have to do it line by line).
Here are a few other freebie sets that I know have single paths: