List of Fabrics

August 13, 2010

  1. aba — a fabric woven from goat and camel hair
  2. acrylic — a synthetic fabric
  3. Aertex — a trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear
  4. alpaca — a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the alpaca, or a rayon or cotton imitation
  5. baize — a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables
  6. basket weave — a cloth woven of two or more threads interlaced to suggest the weave of a basket
  7. batik — a dyed fabric; a removable wax is used where the dye is not wanted
  8. batiste — a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric; used for shirts or dresses
  9. belting — the material of which belts are made
  10. boucle — a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
  11. broadcloth — a closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib
  12. broadcloth — a densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish
  13. brocade — thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
  14. buckram — a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
  15. bunting — a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
  16. calico — coarse cloth with a bright print
  17. cambric — a finely woven white linen
  18. camel's hair, camelhair — a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
  19. camlet — a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
  20. camouflage, camo — fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background
  21. canopy — the umbrella-like part of a parachute that fills with air
  22. canvas, canvass — heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  23. cashmere — a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat
  24. cerecloth — a waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud
  25. challis — a soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)
  26. chambray — a lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp
  27. chenille — a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; used in rugs and bedspreads
  28. chiffon — a sheer fabric of silk or rayon
  29. chino, chino cloth — a coarse twilled cotton fabric used for uniforms
  30. chintz — a brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
  31. coating — a heavy fabric suitable for coats
  32. cord, corduroy — a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
  33. cotton, cotton cloth — fabric woven from cotton fibers
  34. cotton flannel, Canton flannel — a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side
  35. crepe, crape — a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
  36. cretonne — an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies
  37. crinoline — a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing
  38. damask — a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
  39. denim, dungaree, jean — a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
  40. diamonte — fabric covered with glittering ornaments such as sequins or rhinestones
  41. diaper — a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
  42. dimity — a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
  43. doeskin — a fine smooth soft woolen fabric
  44. drapery — cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
  45. duck — a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
  46. duffel, duffle — a coarse heavy woolen fabric
  47. elastic — an elastic fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
  48. etamine, etamin — a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh; used for curtains or clothing etc.
  49. faille — a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
  50. felt — a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  51. fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber — a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
  52. flannel — a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
  53. flannelette — a cotton fabric imitating flannel
  54. fleece — a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
  55. foulard — a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
  56. frieze — a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap
  57. fustian — a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
  58. gabardine — a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
  59. georgette — a thin silk dress material
  60. gingham — a clothing fabric in a plaid weave
  61. grogram — a coarse fabric of silk mixed with wool or mohair and often stiffened with gum
  62. grosgrain — a silk or silklike fabric with crosswise ribs
  63. haircloth, hair — cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
  64. herringbone — a twilled fabric with a herringbone patter
  65. homespun, homespun fabric — a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with homespun yarn
  66. hopsacking, hopsack — a loosely woven coarse fabric of cotton or linen; used in clothing
  67. horsehair — fabric made from horsehair fibers; used for upholstery
  68. khaki — a sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
  69. knit, knitted fabric — a fabric made by knitting
  70. lace — a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
  71. lame — a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
  72. leatherette, imitation leather — fabric made to look like leather
  73. linen — a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
  74. linsey-woolsey — a rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof
  75. lint — cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds
  76. lisle — a fabric woven with lisle thread
  77. mackinaw — a heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
  78. mackintosh, macintosh — a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
  79. madras — a light patterned cotton cloth
  80. marseille — strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedspreads
  81. mohair — fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat
  82. moire, watered-silk — silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
  83. moleskin — a durable cotton fabric with a velvety nap
  84. monk's cloth — a heavy cloth in basket weave
  85. moquette — a thick velvety synthetic fabric used for carpets and soft upholstery
  86. moreen — a heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used especially in upholstery
  87. motley — a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
  88. mousseline de sole — a gauze-like fabric of silk or rayon
  89. muslin — plain-woven cotton fabric
  90. nankeen — a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color
  91. net, mesh — an open fabric woven together at regular intervals
  92. ninon — a fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon
  93. nylon — a synthetic fabric
  94. oilcloth — cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin
  95. olive drab — a cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms
  96. organza — a fabric made of silk or a silklike fabric that resembles organdy
  97. paisley — a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes
  98. panting, trousering — any fabric used to make trousers
  99. pepper-and-salt — a fabric woven with flecks of light and dark
  100. percale — a fine closely woven cotton fabric
  101. permanent press, permanent-press fabric, durable press, durable-press fabric — a fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape
  102. piece of cloth, piece of material — a piece of fabric
  103. pilot cloth — a thick blue cloth used to make overcoats and coats for sailors etc
  104. pique — tightly woven fabric with raised cords
  105. plush — a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
  106. polyester — any of a large class of synthetic fabrics
  107. pongee — a soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)
  108. poplin — a ribbed fabric used in clothing and upholstery
  109. print — a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)
  110. quilting — a material used for making a quilt, or a quilted fabric
  111. rayon — a synthetic silklike fabric
  112. rep, repp — a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
  113. sackcloth — a coarse cloth resembling sacking
  114. sacking, bagging — coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
  115. sailcloth — a strong fabric (such as cotton canvas) used for making sails and tents
  116. samite — a heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads); used to make clothing in the Middle Ages
  117. sateen — a cotton fabric with a satiny finish
  118. satin — a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back
  119. screening — fabric of metal or plastic mesh
  120. scrim — a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater
  121. seersucker — a light puckered fabric (usually striped)
  122. serge — a twilled woolen fabric
  123. shag — a fabric with long coarse nap
  124. shantung — a heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)
  125. sharkskin — a smooth crisp fabric
  126. sheeting — fabric from which bed sheets are made
  127. shirting — any of various fabrics used to make men's shirts
  128. shirttail — fabric forming the tail of a shirt
  129. silesia — a sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric; used for pockets and linings
  130. silk — a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
  131. spandex — an elastic synthetic fabric
  132. sponge cloth — any soft porous fabric (especially in a loose honeycomb weave)
  133. stammel — a coarse woolen cloth formerly used for undergarments and usually dyed bright red
  134. suede cloth, suede — a fabric made to resemble suede leather
  135. suiting — a fabric used for suits
  136. swan's down — soft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes
  137. taffeta — a crisp smooth lustrous fabric
  138. tammy — plain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains
  139. tapa, tappa — a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark
  140. tapestry, tapis — a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
  141. tartan, plaid — a cloth having a crisscross design
  142. terry, terrycloth — a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
  143. ticking — a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers
  144. toweling, towelling — any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
  145. tweed — thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland
  146. twill — a cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs
  147. upholstery material — the fabric used in upholstering
  148. Velcro — (trademark) nylon fabric used as a fastening
  149. velours, velour — heavy fabric that resembles velvet
  150. velvet — a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  151. velveteen — a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet
  152. vicuna — a soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna
  153. Viyella — (trademark) a fabric made from a twilled mixture of cotton and wool
  154. voile — a light semitransparent fabric
  155. wash-and-wear, wash-and-wear fabric — a fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing
  156. waterproof — any fabric impervious to water
  157. web — a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
  158. webbing — a strong fabric woven in strips
  159. whipcord — a strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonal rib
  160. wincey — (British) a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas
  161. wire cloth — fabric woven of metallic wire
  162. wool, woolen, woollen — a fabric made from the hair of sheep
  163. worsted — a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns
  164. yoke — fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  165. pina cloth — a fine cloth made from pineapple fibers

There's still lots more, this just an odd list by the way. However, it is interesting to note, that almost all of these types of fabric listed below are variants or blends of just five basic fabric types (silk, cotton, linen, wool and worsted). Hope you found this to be useful, as much as I do for my coming blogshop LOL :)

You Might Also Like


  1. ha ha..... i tau chiffon, cotton, linen, silk, thai silk, chinese silk, polyester.... tu jer rasanya. nampak bongok tak....???

  2. .s.o.f.i.a.,
    omg kalau mcm tu sy lagi la bongokkk ahaha sbb hmpir kesemua di atas tak pernah dgr hehe. u check out sume ke? ntilah sy baca balik. ni copy paste je dr web lain utk rujukan ;)