Everything is connected to everything else. Fabric symbolizes the “thread of life,” a suggestion to “weave” together the threads of experience and your own personality to create a whole. See Thread. The type of fabric is often a mirror of your emotions.
You either want to hide something or you want to present something in a favorable light. Pay attention to the symbolic meaning of the colors.
Selecting fabric may represent looking at the fabric of your life—its textures, patterns, and colors—as reflecting different qualities and aspects of life you may enjoy. Fabric may be used in order to construct some new clothing, which may reflect a new attitude or image you want to embrace
Dreams of fabric symbolize that you are decorating, enhancing and making your life as beautiful as you can with the raw materials you have. Or fabric can also symbolize that you may be covering something up that you want to hide, as in ‘fabricating the truth’.
(Psychological / emotional perspective) Originally simply any manufactured substance – and only later specifically textile – fabric in dreams is symbolic of the physical world. The colour and texture may be important in interpretation.
(material aspects) In mundane parlance, fabric in dreams is a tactile representation of something we need to know or remember.
A rough fabric might denote a difficulty and a smooth fabric or material a carefully crafted project. Seeing fabric which has been mended or patched suggests that our original thoughts perhaps had an inherent flaw.
A patch of the same colour may be an attempt to cover this up, whereas one of a different fabric or texture highlights a perhaps innovative solution.