Using Foam Backed Headliner for Upholstery Projects
Here at Sailrite®, we’re a passionate group of DIYers who encourage others to take a chance and embark on new sewing projects. As part of our innovative and resourceful spirit, we want to show you that one material can have numerous uses. In this blog, we’ll explain why foam backed headliner is such a promising fabric for a wide variety of DIY upholstery and sewing projects. Let’s get started.
Out of all the products available in today’s fabric market, why choose foam backed headliner for upholstery projects? Well, allow us to explain. One of the best and most luxurious aspects of using vinyl foam backed headliner is that all of these fabrics boast a look and feel similar to that of real leather. You’ll hardly know the difference! But don’t take our word for it. We recommend you order a sample of this premium fabric so you can experience it for yourself.
Currently, we’re pleased to offer two brands of foam backed headliner at Sailrite: EverSoft™ and Morbern® Seabrook. EverSoft vinyl has a super soft feel with the look and texture similar to that of real leather adhered to a 1/4-inch antimicrobial foam backing. Adding to this, EverSoft boasts a Blockade™ special finish and a Nanocide Silver Ion Antimicrobial Agent to resist abrasion, mold, mildew, stains and fading. It’s even backed by a three-year limited warranty to ensure longevity. EverSoft foam backed headliner comes in a perforated version as well for applications requiring increased breathability. This increase in airflow helps to combat moisture buildup in places where temperatures fluctuate. For example, the temperature inside a camper or RV.
A long-standing name in the vinyl industry, Morbern Seabrook foam backed headliner is an upholstery grade vinyl with a high-quality, flame-adhered 3/16-inch foam backing. Although it’s not as soft to the touch compared to EverSoft, we still highly recommend it for upholstery applications. Seabrook vinyl is mildew resistant, flame retardant, abrasion resistant, waterproof and easy to clean. Perfect for indoor and outdoor applications, this vinyl sees no color fading or stiffness and has a cold crack rating of -25° F.
Foam backed headliner isn’t just for marine and RV headliners. On the back side of the vinyl, the padded foam’s density and cushion rounds out curves, adding a little padding to smooth out and soften sharp corners. This increases the supple look and feel of your upholstery project. Sewing foam backed headliner creates stronger stitches compared to regular vinyl because of the substantial foam backing. Ready to use foam backed headliner on your next project? Below you’ll find examples of where you can use this product in your life.
As you can see, the possibilities for sewing projects are just about as endless as your imagination. And if you ever have any questions, comments or just want to share a project idea with us, please feel free to reach out! We’re available via phone, email and the chat function on our website. You can also post photos of your sewing projects on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag Sailrite and we will see it.