Question- What is the difference between the Sizzix Fabi Machine vs Big Shot Machine?
Answer- Basically, the Fabi Machine was produced to go with the Sizzix Quilting line of products, does not include a multi-purpose platform, and has a different paint job. (You may purchase the Multi-Purpose Platform separately if you wish to use dies other than Bigz dies with this machine)
Yep, that’s basically it. Take a look below for an overview of both machines. If you don’t want to read through all the details, just watch the video tutorial below and I will demonstrate both machines in the video.
Sizzix Fabi Starter Kit:
You receive one machine, one pair of cutting pads and one Bigz die, Flower Layers #11.
The Sizzix Fabi Machine offers plenty of stylish appeal with the versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Pro dies), and that includes their smallest chemically etched dies to their big 6″ wide steel rule dies (Originals and Bigz) and embossing tools. If that wasn’t big enough, this portable roller machine cuts a wide range of materials, everything from cardstock to leather including cotton, batting, flannel, wool and much more.
The Fabi features a sturdy working platform, durable rollers and a large, easy to turn side handle. With the Fabi, charming shapes can be easily created for applique, home decor, fashion, quilting and many more crafts. (To ensure compatibility, always check accessory requirements on your dies.) The Cutting Pads precisely compensate for the proper pressure and height required to make a detailed die-cut. Simply sandwich the die and the material to be cut between the cutting pads, feed into the machine opening and turn the side handle to advance the sandwich through the machine.
The Fabi Machine measures approximately 14 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 6 5/8″ and features a three-year limited warranty.
Sizzix Big Shot:
With a swirl of powder blue-and-teal colors and the Sizzix logo bursting out brightly, this version of the Big Shot Machine offers plenty of stylish appeal with the same versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Pro dies) â€“ and that includes our smallest dies to our big 6″ wide plastic-backed treasures and embossing tools. If that wasn’t big enough, this portable roller machine cuts and embosses many different materials. Create your own one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, home decor, fashion, altered art, quilting and much more! To ensure compatibility, always check machine and accessory requirements. Machine accessories may be sold separately.
Included with the Big Shot are a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and the adjustable Extended Multipurpose Platform, which makes all makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot Machine and even works with other brands’ dies and embossing tools! The diagrams on the Extended Multipurpose Platform offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.
The Big Shot Machine measures approximately 14 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 6 5/8″ and features a three-year limited warranty.
** The Big Shot Machine also comes in a Starter Kit for beginning die cutters which includes the following die designs along with the machine, platform and cutting pads:
1 Bigz die (Basic Shapes)
2 Medium Sizzlits dies (Butterfly, Delicate; Flowers #20)
1 Framelits die set (Basic Shapes)
1 A2 Large Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Dotted Lattice)
10 Assorted Samples of Core’dinations Cardstock
Both machines are the same in dimension, design and pressure.
Both machines are manually operated with a turn handle crank.
Both machines are compatible to cut a variety of materials such as paper, cardstock, chipboard, fabric, felt, cork, leather, thin metal, fun foam, vinyl, burlap, craft plastic, magnetic sheets, etc.
Both machines are compatible with other manufacturer dies and embossing folders.
Both machines use the same accessories (cutting pads, platform, crease pads, etc.)
Both machines are extremely fun to use and will give you years of use if used properly!
Now, if you are in the market for a die cutting machine, the only question left is which one is for you? That all depends on personal preference! I hope this has helped you in making your decision.
Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!