Make moquette

Illustration of moquette pattern line art

We’ve been looking at imaginative ways to help us, our families and friends keep creative and connected with the network while we stay safe. 🎨

Take a seat

Next up, moquette! Moquette is a tough woollen fabric that is used to upholster seats on public transport all over the world. The name β€˜moquette’ comes from the French word for carpet. 🧡

It’s made using a weaving technique known as jacquard and is typically made of wool and nylon. The woollen pile has good thermal properties, making it cool in summer and warm in winter.

Moquette was first applied to public transport seating in London in the 1920s. Many designers have created beautiful patterns over the years, we have chosen a few of our favourites to share with you. πŸ₯°

Instructions for downloading

Save the images from our gallery. Each image is optimised and ready to use.

πŸ’» On desktop: right click and ‘save as’
πŸ“± On a smartphone: ‘touch and hold’ to save

You can also download the whole collection [PDF 13 MB] πŸ“₯

Share your designs

We’d love to see your finished creations, so don’t be shy and share! 🀩

Continue the creative fun

Don’t put those arts and crafts supplies away just yet. From moquette, roundels and building buses, we’ve got a range of fun and creative activities for you to try.

Our friends at London Transport Museum also have a whole range of activities to keep you busy at home.

For something a little different, unleash your inner transport enthusiast and take on our quizzes at your next team meeting or trivia session with friends and family:

🎨 The creative TfL quiz
🀯 The impossible TfL quiz
πŸ’―Β The ultimate TfL quiz

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