Different Types of Fabrics and Their Uses with Pictures

Types of Clothes Material Names with Pictures:
Thousands of fabrics are available in the market to satisfy the apparel manufacturers. Our textile manufacturing industry is trying to satisfy those apparel manufacturers by producing different types of fabric in weaving or knitting factories. Here is a list of some popular fabrics which are presented here with their images and uses. 

Different Types of Fabrics and Their Information with Pictures:
There are various types of fabrics which are listed in the below:
  1. Buckram fabric,
  2. Crepe fabric,
  3. Corduroy fabric,
  4. Damask fabric,
  5. Duck fabric,
  6. Georgette fabric,
  7. Gingham fabric,
  8. Herringbone fabric,
  9. Madras fabric,
  10. Matelassé fabric,
  11. Muslin fabric,
  12. Seersucker fabric,
  13. Serge fabric,
  14. Sharkskin fabric,
  15. Taffeta fabric,
  16. Terry cloth,
  17. Tweed fabric,
  18. Velour fabric,
  19. Velvet fabric,
  20. Waffle cloth,
  21. Whipcord fabric.
All the above fabrics are described in the following with their pictures and uses:

1. Buckram Fabric:
Buckram is a stiff fabric. It is made of linen or cotton. Buckram is loosely woven in nature. It is used in collars and cuff as a stiff interlining. 
Buckram fabric
Fig: Buckram fabric
2. Crepe Fabric:
Crepe is a fabric which is characterized by a crinkled surface. The effect may be produced in different ways such as – chemical or heat treatments; use of S and Z high twist yarns, etc. crepe fabric is used in blouses and dresses. 
Crepe fabric
Fig: Crepe fabric
3. Corduroy Fabric:
Corduroy fabric is a cut pile cord fabric. Normally it is made of cotton. The cut fibers from the surface of the fabric. Corduroy is a medium weight fabric which is used in bottom wear. 
Corduroy fabric
Fig: Corduroy fabric
4. Damask Fabric:
Damask is a type of woven fabric which uses mercerized cotton for its construction. Its design is produced by interchanging satin and sateen weaves. Damask fabric is used in tablecloths and bed clothing. 
Damask fabric
Fig: Damask fabric
5. Duck Fabric:
Duck fabric is a closely woven plain weave fabric. This type of fabric is similar to canvas fabric. To produce duck fabric, cotton or linen yarns are used. 
Duck fabric
Fig: Duck fabric
6. Georgette Fabric:
Georgette fabric is a fine, lightweight, woven fabric. Georgette fabric usually has two Z-twisted and S-twisted yarns successively in both warp and weft. 
Georgette fabric
Fig: Georgette fabric
7. Gingham Fabric:
Gingham fabric is a plain weave, lightweight fabric that is usually produced by using cotton, which is yarn-dyed in nature. Dyed yarns are used to form stripes or checks. Gingham fabric is used in the manufacturing of shirts and outerwear. 
Gingham fabric
Fig: Gingham fabric
8. Herringbone Fabric:
Actually, herringbone fabric is a type of twill weave and the fabric made by this is called herringbone fabric. In this type of fabric, twill weave is used to form diagonal lines in the fabric. Herringbone fabric is used in formal wear and coats. 
Herringbone fabric
Fig: Herringbone fabric
9. Madras Fabric:
Madras fabric is a fine, light-weight, plain-weave, yarn-dyed fabric. It is characterized by large checks. Madras fabric is used in the manufacturing of dresses, shirts, and blouses. 
Madras fabric
Fig: Madras fabric
10. Matelassé Fabric:
Matelassé fabric is a double fabric. This kind of fabric has a quilted appearance that is done by using wadding threads and a tightly bound weave. Matelassé fabric is used for manufacturing coats and furnishings. 
Matelassé fabric
Fig: Matelassé fabric
11. Muslin Fabric:
Muslin is a lightweight, plain weave fabric. It is normally produced by using from cotton. 
Muslin fabric
Fig: Muslin fabric
12. Seersucker Fabric:
Seersucker cotton fabric is characterized by a crinkled appearance. Seersucker cotton fabric is used in shirts, blouses, and dresses.
Seersucker fabric
Fig: Seersucker fabric
13. Serge Fabric:
Serge is a fabric with two-up and two-down 45-degree diagonal twill weave. Serge fabric is medium weight fabric and normally made by using wool. This type of fabric is made with cotton and it has a shiny appearance. This fabric issued in manufacturing costumes, suits as linings. 
Serge fabric
Fig: Serge fabric
14. Sharkskin Fabric:
It is a right-hand twill weave fabric often produced with wool, generally with two colors (one in wet and one in warp) to give a scaly appearance. Sharkskin fabric is used in suits manufacturing.
Sharkskin fabric
Sharkskin fabric
15. Taffeta Fabric:
It is a closely woven plain weave fabric that is made from filament yarns. Taffeta fabric has a higher density of warp yarns than weft thus giving the fabric a weft-way rib appearance. The fabric is used in evening wear and linings. 
Taffeta fabric
Fig: Taffeta fabric
16. Terry Cloth:
Terry cloth is a woven warp pile fabric having uncut loops on both sides of the fabric, manufactured on a dobby loom. It is used in robes and towels. 
Terry cloth fabric
Fig: Terry cloth
17. Tweed Fabric:
Tweed fabric is a woolen woven fabric produced from coarse, irregular yarns, with contrasting weft and warp yarns. This type of fabric is used in the manufacturing of outerwear, formal wear, coats, and jackets. 
Tweed fabric
Fig: Tweed fabric
18. Velour Fabric:
Velour is a soft closely woven fabric with a short cut-pile formed by raising or brushing. Velour fabric is used in jackets and coats manufacturing. 
Velour fabric
Fig: Velour fabric
19. Velvet Fabric:
Velvet is a cut-pile fabric, which gives a soft fuzzy appearance. It is used in furnishings. 
Velvet fabric
Fig: Velvet fabric
20. Waffle Cloth:
Waffle fabric is normally made up of cotton. Waffle cloth is a honeycomb weave that is made on a dobby loom. Waffle fabric is used in kitchen cloth. 
Waffle cloth
Fig: Waffle cloth
21. Whipcord Fabric:
Whipcord fabric is a compact medium weight warp-face twill fabric which is produced usually from wool. It may be made from rayon or cotton also. It is used in manufacturing coast and suits. 
Whipcord fabric
Fig: Whipcord fabric

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