Free Fabric Samples

With over 400 fabrics to choose from, you are spoilt for choice. From simple cottons to rich velvets, there’s something for your next project, and at Whaleys we know how important it is to find the perfect fabric. Weight, texture and colour all impact on how the finished piece will turn out, so we offer free fabric samples on most of fabrics to assist you in making that crucial decision.  

You can pick up to five free fabric samples, and we’ll deliver them straight to your door, free of charge. Simply browse our range below, selecting the “request a sample” button on the product page. Once you’ve found your five desired fabrics, follow the checkout process and your free samples will be shipped out to you.

Although we offer free samples on most of our fabrics, some of our fabrics don’t have samples immediately available, so if there’s no sample available for your ideal fabric, please get in touch.

Coloured Cottons

Brighten up your next project with our range of coloured cotton fabrics.

Calico/ Loomstate/ Canvas

Find the ideal cotton for dressmaking, home furnishings or painting.

Cotton Mercerised for Dyeing & Printing

Choose from cottons that have been altered to absorb dye.

Cotton Prepared for Dyeing & Printing

Explore our cotton range that have been treated to be dyed. .

Dissolve/ Devore/ Dischargeable/Pineapple/ Bamboos

From towels to skirts, there is a fabric for every type of project.

Flameproofed Fabrics

Fabrics that have been specially treated to be resistant to fire.


Discover our range of Jute, the golden fibre.


Take a breather with our variety of linen fabrics.

Muslin/ Lining/ Fusible/ Buckram/ Coutil

Delve into a world of cotton with these five different types of fabrics.

Silk for Dyeing and Printing

Choose from our range of silk fabrics that are prepared for dyeing. .

Silk Fabric-Mix Qualities

Find the best mixed silk fabric for your next project.

Wadding/Net/Icewool Fabric

Discover our range of wadding, netting and icewool. .

Wool Fabric Prepared for Dyeing/Printing

Choose from our wool range that have been prepared for dyeing.

Coloured Dupion Silks

Add an essence of luxury with our range of coloured silks.

Vilene Interlinings

Find your perfect lining fabric with our vilene range.

Hair Canvas/ Tailoring Canvas

Find the right fabric for your tailoring project.

Organic Fabrics

Explore our range of sustainable textiles.