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    Hello
    I believe there is a tool that can be used to cut shapes in felt. I am making a flower felt mobile and wanted to have perfect shapes all the same size. Can anyone help with what it's called and where I can buy one please.
    Many thanks. Sam

  • #2
    Are you thinking of a sizzix machine? I believe they will cut felt, and presumably so will the other similiar die cutters such as the big shot, cuttlebug etc.

    It's not cheap though! As you will need to buy the machine, then the dies to go in it of whatever shape you want to cut.

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    • #3
      I have Sizzix original (the red one) and it cuts felt but I'm not sure if all the die cutters do. I'm pretty sure the Cuttlebug and Big Shot do as well, so that's giving you a few choices at least!!

      As claireybear said though, it's not cheap - the dies themselves soon add up!

      In terms of where to get one, I bought mine brand new on Ebay (there are sometimes some good deals to be had!!) and I usually get my dies from http://www.cuttingedgecrafts.co.uk.


      (BTW, if you were actually thinking of the Craft Robo, it doesn't cut felt.)
      Last edited by cbld; 20-01-2009, 12:48 PM.
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      • #4
        Yes, I've used my Cuttlebug to cut felt & it works fine, it's ideal if you want to do a lot of the same shape, I've made some felt flower brooches with mine. But you'll need to find a die you like too of course, bear in mind that Cuttlebug and a few of the other die-cutters will use other co's dies so that gives you more options.
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        • #5
          Hi

          I know this is a little bit of an old post, but I just bought a cuttlebug machine and some sizzix dies and have tried to put some of my felt through it, but it just won't go. I'm using 3mm thick felt and have seen this thickness of felt go through a cuttlebug machine before, but I just can't seem to get it through the machine myself. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong ? It cuts normal paper out fine.

          Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

          Thanks !
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          • #6
            which sizzix dies??

            what dies are you using - not all sizzix ones are likely to cut through felt you would need originals or thick cuts. Sizzlits for example would struggle, they really only do paper. The thick cuts manage chipboard easily so felt would be no problem!
            I have only used with Sizzix Bigshot though not a cuttlebug!
            Last edited by Meljov5; 24-04-2009, 11:38 PM. Reason: extra info
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            • #7
              OH NO !! I just realised that I purchased a full set of sizzlet alphabet dies at well over £100 and they won't cut the felt !!!!! ARGHHHHHHHH

              Anyone want to buy a never used set of Roundabout Sizzlet dies ??
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              • #8
                sorry already have a couple of alphabets or would consider it! Well worth trying before you panic, you may find it works with thinner felt! Sorry to be bearer of bad news
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                • #9
                  Hiya

                  Nope - I only bought them to specifically cut through my thick felt. What a pain ! I've got a different thick cutz die and that works fine, but can't believe I didn't check which alphabet I was buying.

                  What a numpty !!
                  Sarah
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                  • #10
                    ha ha sounds just like something I would do!! Am sure you could resell on EBay or something or just use for paper/light card alphas or keep in cupboard just in case like I do with just about everything - even tiny scraps of paper cos you never know!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blooming Felt View Post
                      Hiya

                      Nope - I only bought them to specifically cut through my thick felt. What a pain ! I've got a different thick cutz die and that works fine, but can't believe I didn't check which alphabet I was buying.

                      What a numpty !!
                      The little sizzlets are a pain aren't they, they barely cut through anything except paper and the very thinnest of card. Even the alphabet ones, I find with some of the letters you have to pick out the thin card shape after it's gone through the BS. I hardly use any of the ones I've bought

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                      • #12
                        I know that this is an old thread but, you will need a steel rule die. Something like Sizzix or bigger. I cut lots of shapes with my Accucut Machine. They come out perfect every time just as long as I put them in the right place. This can be tricky at times because the foam is black and it is not always easy to see that you've covered the die properly,
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                        • #13
                          You should also look at the material content of your felt some 100% acrylic are difficult to cut. Try ones with some wool content 30% seem to cut better and I only used Spellbinders thin dies. hth

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