Fabric Based Loose Parts add such an artistic dynamic to explorations and creations with children. From fort building in construction to weaving, to dress up, and so much more, the possibilities are endless when it comes to Fabric Based Loose Parts!

Unleash your imagination with this collection of Fabric Loose Parts examples.

Fabric & Fiber Loose Parts

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Lace

Lace and Ribbon Remnants found at fabric store clearance bin.

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Twine

Twine is great for construction, collaging in art, hanging documentation, and so much more!

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Carpet Squares

Carpet Samples donated from flooring store present many opportunities for cutting, building, sorting, and many artistic designs.

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Doilies

Doilies are such a creative Loose Part with holes to allow for sewing.

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Yarn

Yarn has endless possibilities and colors! Find at the dollar stores or Fabric Store remnants and clearance bins.

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Chiffon

Chiffon or any other big fabric is a fabulous alternative to costumes in dramatic play!

Loose Parts Fabric Reggio Stretchy Bands

Stretchy Bands found online present another dynamic and experience for children.

Loose Parts Reggio Inspired Classroom Play With Fabrics DIsplay

Display your fabric scraps on a wine/bottle holder for a beautiful display for children that calls them to play and explore.

List of Fabric Loose Parts

  • Chiffon
  • Twine
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Ribbon
  • Scarves
  • Flags
  • Burlap
  • Yarn
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Felt Pieces
  • Doilies
  • Lace
  • String
  • Rope
  • Rubber Bands

Examples of Fabric Loose Parts in the Classroom

Loose Parts Reggio Inspired Classroom Play With Fabrics

Fabric hung brings a completely different and beautiful element, and supplying fabric pieces in dramatic play for dress-up fosters creativity.

Loose Parts Reggio Inspired Classroom Play With Fabrics

Wrapping nature or weaving through embroidery hoops is a great way to explore string and ribbon!

Loose Parts Reggio Play Packaging Paper Towel roll

Love this idea to create a homemade geoboard with nails and wood plank. Bring in fabric stretchy bands and let the exploring begin!

Take Action:

Pick one area to add Fabric Loose Parts to your room for children to freely utilize and explore.

Then, find another area in your room to hang or drape fabric to bring a unique dimension and defined space to your room. (Be thoughtful on fire codes for your space)

Loose Parts Reggio Inspired Classroom Play With Fabrics

Let’s see how you are using and playing with Fabric in your rooms!

For more information on this topic, don’t miss our in-depth guide How to Get Started with Loose Parts.

BONUS! Download our Loose Parts Wish List and start collecting!

In case you missed the other 6 Types of Loose Parts blog posts, no worries. I included that all right here for you!

What Loose Parts are YOU playing with?

What have your children inevstigate through fabric loose parts?


Daly, Lisa; Beloglovsky, Miriam (2014). Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children. Redleaf Press.

Daly, Lisa; Beloglovsky, Miriam (2016). Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers. Redleaf Press.

Sheridan, Mary; Howard, Justine; Alderson, Dawn (2011). Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years. Routledge.