Sizzix Big Shot: Can You Cut Felt or Foam Using Framelit Dies


One of our lovely youTube viewers asked if we knew whether or not the Sizzix Big Shot cuts out felt or foam using Framelit dies.

Well to be honest we hadn’t tried this out previously so we thought we would give it a go to see just how well the Sizzix would cope cutting out with these fabrics  using a Framelit.

You can see the results in the video.

Sizzix Big Shot: Can it Cut Leather?

The Sizzix Big Shot is a versatile machine and in the past we did a video showing how it  cuts out 34 different materials.  At the time we didn’t have a piece of leather to try, so this video is in response to  one of our readers who wrote asking if we could show how well the Big Shot cuts out leather.

Sizzix Big Shot: 34 Materials It Can Cut


We just wanted to test our Sizzix Big Shot to see how well it cut a variety of materials.   In this video we show you 34 different materials that we tested.  Most worked great, a few didn’t work quite as well.

Some materials needed a helping hand from a pair of scissors just to finish them where the knife didn’t quite cut through.

Here is the list of materials we cut:

  1. Template plastic
  2. Embossed felt
  3. Sticky backed felt
  4. Plain felt
  5. Glitter card
  6. Flock paper
  7. Craft foam
  8. Cork
  9. Cellophane
  10. Rainbow Spun Pellon
  11. Gift wrap
  12. Foil gift wrap
  13. Embossed card
  14. Vellum
  15. Adhesive chalk board
  16. Foam
  17. Velvet
  18. Burlap/Hessian
  19. Junk mail
  20. Satin fabric
  21. Bubble wrap
  22. Quilted fabric
  23. Tyvek
  24. Zip Lock bag
  25. Quilting fabric
  26. Tea towel fabric
  27. Linen
  28. Frosted window film
  29. Kraft Tex
  30. Cardboard
  31. Vinyl bag mesh
  32. Pearlised card
  33. Cardstock
  34. Napkins

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Sizzix Big Shot, Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, Unboxing

One of our recent purchases was the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting and embossing machine.   We had heard a lot about the Sizzix when we were looking for a machine that would cut out multiple layers of fabric precisely and easily.  The Sizzix Big Shot certainly fits the criteria. It works on paper, fabric, card stock and many other materials.

This video shows what comes in the box. We will be adding more video tutorials on using the machine in the near future. Cant wait to get started using the Big Shot for our fabric appliqués etc.

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