Fabric Backed 1/2" Sew Foam 58" (5 yds.) (Compressed)
SKU: 121507-5
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Fabric Backed 1/2" Sew Foam is a thin sheet of high-quality, pink polyurethane foam that is perfect for upholstery applications. This foam, often called polyurethane foam with fabric backing, scrim foam or sew foam, features a spun-bonded polyester backing.

The backing holds stitches so you can sew through the foam to create pleats or channeling in motorcycle, pontoon and powerboat seats, golf cart backrests and coaming pads. It is not a substitute for actual cushion foam; instead, it is a way to pad and soften hard edges and also to add texture to seating by creating sewn quilted patterns in the covering fabric. This backing also holds adhesives well, making the foam easy to glue in place. Fabric Backed 1/2" Sew Foam can also be used in headliner applications (Note: DO NOT use Foam Lock Spray Adhesive for headliner applications.) Simply glue the spun-bonded side of the foam to the hull, and then glue Nauga Soft or another vinyl to the foam side using an adhesive. If attaching a translucent/light colored material over this sew foam check to ensure the color does not show through.

Note 1: This item may consist of two pieces.

Note 2: To save on shipping costs, this item is folded and compressed. We recommend unrolling the foam sheet as soon as possible. Compressed foam takes up to a week to regain its original size and shape. Allow foam to fully decompress before cutting or using in a project.


Sale Unit: Roll
Width: 58"
Thickness: 1/2"
Certifications: California Flammability Regulation (Bulletin 117, Section E)
Foam IFD: 70 pounds
Foam Material: Polyurethane
Foam Firmness is a measurement of the foam’s softness. Indention Force Deflection, or IFD is the pressure, in pounds, needed to compress a 50 square inch circular plate 25% of the way into the foam.

At a Glance

Foam Usage: Occasional
Foam Uses: Headliner/Hull Liners, Helm Seats, Pontoon Seats, Powerboat Seats
Foam Firmness/IFD: 60 - 75 lbs. (Firm)


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George Gonis
Verified Purchase

The 1/2 inch foam is backed and is easy to work with to create diamond quilting details as well as other design details. Thank you Sailrite.

David Hanson
Verified Purchase

Adds just a little bit of softness to top of the older foam in my seats.

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