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500+ Free High-Quality Fabric and Cloth Textures

There are many uses for textures among designers and artists. Digital animators use textures all the time to make their objects and spaces more realistic. Web designers usually use textured images for backgrounds or wallpapers of a  web page. Although, when using textures for web design, it is best to be reminded that using complex and colorful backgrounds since it could confuse or distract readers. Instead, one should use appropriate and subtle texture backgrounds that work well with text. So, with a bit of imagination and creativity, you can come up with  graphic designs for different purposes with a unique and impressive look using textures.

free fabric textures

One of the textures that many designers are using nowadays are fabric textures. For one,  fabric or cloth give our design a soft and comfortable feel to it. Here are some collections of  free fabric textures that I personally picked out of the thousands available online based on usefulness and beauty. I hope you will like them too! (Also, please read my posts on wood textures and old paper textures) if you are a texture lover like myself.

01- Creased Fabric Set: 14 Free Hi-Res Textures
14 free high-resolution creased fabric texture images of wool, cotton, denim jeans, synthetics and other cloth types. I hope everyone should find something that they like. All images incredibly big at resolution of 3008 px by 2000 px.

free creased knitted fabric textures

02- Fabric Textures from Smashing Magazine Texture Gallery
These photos have been created by Smashing Magazine readers in its Smashing Texture Contest.  The collection has more than 50 sets of free fabric images contained in zipped archives. The file size of .zip-archives is between 1 and 15 Mb (depending on image resolution). You can use all textures for both private and commercial projects for free, without any restrictions whatsoever.

free high-quality cloth and fabric textures

03- High Resolution Fabric Texture Pack #2 from Premium Pixels
Another super duper texture pack containing 9 juicy high-resolution fabrics. Each texture is 2500px x 1667px in size and so should have you covered for most scenarios.

free knitted fabric textures

04- Fabric Textures from Texture Z
There are more than 50 fabric texture photos that you can get from this site. Maximum size of these textures are 3072 by 2304 pixels or around 5MB depending on the size of the image. Free for both commercial and non-commercial uses.

free fabric textures-carpets and rugs

05-Fabric Textures Vol. 1 by Design Kindle
This volume includes 10 high resolution JPG images, each at 2000×1500 pixels in size. Using textures are a great way to make your designs look and feel more realistic.

free fabric and cloth textures

06- Around 200 Free Fabric Textures from Mayang.com
There are about 200 high-resolution image of fabric, cloths and rugs that can be downloaded from this site. Just click the icons for fabric textures (categorized as fine textures, patterned and other fabric). Resolution of each image is around 2560 x 1920. However, bulk downloading is discouraged. The download limit is 20 images per day (per IP address).

free fabric and patterned cloth textures

07- Free Fabric Textures from Texture King
There are around 40 images of fabric that you can download from this site.  Resolution of each image is at 1600px (wide side). The textures on this site are free for use in any situation by anyone with only one exception.

free patterned and ornate fabric textures

8. Free Fabric Textures from freetextures.org
The site features around 40 high-resolution textile fabric texture images and all of them are 2272 pixels by 1704 pixels.

free crumpled and flat fabric textures

9. Large Fabric Textures by Frozenlust
The pack contains 5 large free fabric and cloth pictures with ornaments. Size of the file is 5.5MB. Free for both commercial and non-commercial uses.

free fabric with ornaments textures

10-Aurora Texture Pack by `cloaks
Five fabric and cloth images featuring hand painted cloth. All images are sized at 3000x2250px and 300 dpi.

free handpainted cloth textures

11- Free Textures – 25 Free High-Res Fabric Textures Part 2
There are 25 beautiful photos of fabric and cloths in this volume that you can use for free in your designs. These are all the same quality as the first volume, so that means, super high-resolution. Fabric textures are great for a lot projects, even if you just need some very subtle textures in your designs.

free high-resolution fabric textures

12-Cloth Texture Pack 3 by ALP-Stock
The pack contains 6 images featuring images of intricately designed fabrics and cloth. Each image is 2000 x 1500 pixels each in size.

free fabric textures with intricate designs in yellow

13-Fabric Textures by Amanda Clayton
This fabric texture pack contains 6 images sized at 1200 x 1600 pixels at 200 dpi. Free for use in non-commercial and commercial works.

free plaid and tartan fabric textures

14-Free Fabric Texture Vol. 1 from Premium Pixels
There are 11 beautiful high resolution fabric pictures in this set for you to play with. Each fabric (jpeg) is a staggering 2500 px wide, giving you plenty of options when it comes to usage.

free high-resolution fabric textures

15- Free Hi-Res Plain Fabric Textures Part 1
There are 12 high resolution plain fabric photos in this pack. Included are various fabric and cloth such as wool, cotton, denim jeans and synthetics. On average they are 2800 px by 1900 px in size.

free plain fabric textures

16- Free High-Resolution Fabric Textures by Think Design
There are 25 free images here, from fabric book covers to brightly-colored stuffed animal. Shots of subtle, softer fabric and cloths, as well as some nice draped clothing are also included. These are all super high-resolution so expect also the file size to be a little large.

free high-resolution fabric and cloth textures

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4 Comments

  1. This is an almost exhaustive list of resources. I’ll bookmark this for later, thanks for the info!

  2. Thanks for collections all these textures. There’s some great stuff here.

    Just to let you know, there are lots of free vector patterns at patternhead.com that you can download and use for personal and commercial work.

  3. There is a growing collection of Free High Rez Planet texture maps @
    http://freebitmaps.blogspot.com/

    Some HDR pano’s and other textures too.

  4. Thanks for the great compilation. Just doing some research for a new project and really like nr 10…

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