Sizzix Big Shot vs Sizzix Fabi Machine

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Sizzix has a few machines that look very similar. So, what’s the difference between the Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix Fabi machine?

Essentially, they are the same machine. The Sizzix Fabi is just marketed as a quilt cutting machine. As both the Big Shot and Fabi can be used as a fabric die cutter, they both can cut materials such as cardstock, leather, felt, and even craft aluminum.

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Fabi

Cutting Width

6 inches

6 inches

Materials

- cardstock
- felt
- fabric
- foam
- magnet
- leather
- craft aluminum
- chipboard
- metallic foil
- vellum

- cardstock
- felt
- fabric
- foam
- magnet
- leather
- craft aluminum
- chipboard
- metallic foil
- vellum

MSRP

$119

$119

Let’s take a look at both of these manual die cut machines…

Sizzix Fabi Machine

The Sizzix Fabi Machine is a manual die cut machine geared for quilters and those who want a machine to die cut fabric. The Fabi comes with a pair of standard cutting pads and a flower die to get you started cutting fabric.

Sizzix Fabi Quilt Cutting Machine

Amazon Price

Sizzix Big Shot

The Sizzix Fabi can cut the same materials as the Fabi machine, comes with the Extended Multipurpose Platform instead.

Sizzix Big Shot

Amazon Price

Cutting Fabric

Both the Big Shot and Fabi cut fabric pretty well. In fact, they can cut up to 8 pieces of fabric, and even leather. To start quilting or to applique, you’ll need to use a steel rule die.

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Embossing

Embossing works the same machines, and they can take the same embossing folders. Other manufacturers ‘ embossing die and folders can be used in the machines, such as Cricut Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Darcie.

Overview

Overall, the machines are virtually identical. What makes the Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix Fabi different are the colors and what comes with the machine. Everything else is exactly the same!

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2 thoughts on “Sizzix Big Shot vs Sizzix Fabi Machine”

  1. Hi Thnxx so much for this info … but was wondering … I know the cheap (thin ) die cuts from Ali express can be used on the big shot.. was wondering can it be used on the sizzix fabi as well?!

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