I have started using this foam that is layered with a cotton suede kind of fabric. I bought a roll of it when a store went out of business.
Now I wish I'd bought more. It is used in purses and helps the purse keep it's structure. I love how it looked in my iPad case so I thought I'd use it in this bag instead of batting.
Right now I am using it as my purse while I deconstruct my messanger bag purse and put this foam into it to bring it back to life. It is way too floppy.
I went to the second hand store and found some navy floral cotton fabric. I had enough to make a simple summer dress. I pinned it and cut it and started sewing. Then I went to sew the front and back pieces and realized I cut the back at the wrong length. ARRRRGH!
I also found the neck was too high and the sizing was too big around the waist.
So I unsewed some of it and I am looking at some other pattern styles to see if I can adjust it so I will wear it. If It's a bust it only cost $2.99!