I need something to cut out felt shapes. Is there a gadget.
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Hello fellow etsyians!
I make a variety of things out of felt. Even with good scissors, it is a pain to cut felt shapes with some degree of detail such as flowers.
Is there a machine that I can buy that does this that doesn't cost a million dollars?
Also I have seen felt shapes but they have sticky backs and I want mine to be plain felt.
Posted at 1:58 pm Oct 24, 2007 EDT
sizzix makes a larger machine that cuts felt. you may have just seen the smaller sidekick machine that only cuts papers.
in order to cut felt, you have to use the thicker, steel ruled dies that sizzix, accucut, or cuttlebug makes. the wafer thin dies will not cut felt.
machines that can cut felt are: The Big Shot, Zip 'e mate, Revolution, and Cuttlebug. these are crank handle machines. i own the Cuttlebug and used to own the Zipemate. i use it to cut felt, paper, chipboard with those thick dies that i mentioned. the only downside is that your shapes are limited to the dies available and the dies aren't cheap especially if you want to own a lot of them at one time. convo me if you have any other questions.
Posted at 2:07 pm Oct 24, 2007 EDT
thanks papersilly. I didn't want to make a ton so probably not a good idea to invest in the machine.
Somebody should sell felt shapes. I searched and found nobody. :(
The search is so hard to wade through. I'm thinking this is why ebay has a want it now. I get much better results just asking her.
Posted at 2:10 pm Oct 24, 2007 EDT