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Topic: ATTENTION!! PERFECT laptop bag foam! The real thing they use in store-bought bag  (Read 1607 times)
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FireflyFromHell
« on: January 10, 2008 08:08:51 AM »

So, I've been searching far and wide for the perfect filling/interfacing/padding to put into a laptop bag. I even searched this forum, and found a few topics on what kind to use, but most of it just wasn't right. No matter how thick I made it, it still felt flimsy or cheap.

I cut open a store-bought laptop bag and figured out what they used, but had no idea what the hell it was or what it was called, thus I had no idea where to find it. I eventually found the name of it (closed-cell foam) on this forum (in this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172153.0).

Anyway, long story short, everywhere I looked it was SUPER ridiculous expensive (we're talking hundreds of dollars) and not the right thickness and blah blah blah.

Then I found this place - http://www.foambymail.com.

Cheap prices, free shipping on orders over $50 dollars, the right thicknesses, and your choice of a full sheet, half sheet, or quarter sheet.

So, I HIGHLY recommend this website for the most professional feeling laptop bag padding. It's the exact same stuff they use in store bought bags. (Just go the site, click on "closed cell foam" on the right hand side, then click on "polyethylene foam").

If you're like me and have been wondering how to get your laptop bags to feel 'right', here is your answer. w00t!

(I kind of sound like an advertisement for these people... but I swear they didn't pay me to do this, haha!)
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008 11:30:09 AM »

sweet thanks!
i can use that to make lots of different things
plus some of there other foam..

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008 11:47:07 AM »

Bookmarked -- thanks so much!!
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sweet_apple_pie
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008 05:58:06 PM »

i just cut open one of the free/ promotional laptop bags hubby brought home and made my own


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Jennalynn
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008 06:36:59 PM »

What thickness did you use?
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008 07:12:27 PM »

ooooooooooooooooo! I really like that! Love the fabric!
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CailynDragon
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008 09:53:10 PM »

Great link! Oooh, they sell neoprene... a whole bunch of ideas just popped into my head!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 11:20:30 AM »

I really want to thank you for posting this site.  Truth be told I had managed to find the site on my own, but was VERY hesitant to order anything b/c I wasn't sure it was what i was looking for.  You know.... not being able to feel and touch but with your help i'm thinking that i'm gonna have to go ahead and order some now! Thank you.
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kathigarn
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008 05:52:53 AM »

Which thickness did you get?  I have really wanted an excuse to make a messenger bag for my laptop, but since it never goes anywhere I have not had one!  Ends up I am going to be working a few hours a week at the little school my boys attend and will be taking my laptop!  I FINALLY have an excuse to make a messenger bag!!  I ordered the fabric this morning and then stumbled upon your post here! 

Please tell me the thickness so I can order!!!!!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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kathigarn
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008 01:25:00 PM »

Did you sew the bag and then slide in the foam?

Thanks!!
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