The best free pattern generators can help you find seamless vector patterns for you to use in your designs, whether for backgrounds, text effects or to put on mock ups. Patterns can enhance illustrations and provide the seed for complex graphic design projects. A subtle pattern effect can enliven flat web builds, while more eye-catching designs can stand alone as abstract artwork for when an illustration or stock art won’t do the job.

If you have Adobe Illustrator you can create patterns with the new Adobe Firefly-powered text-to-vector tool. But if not, there are a range of free pattern generators online, many of which allow you to save SVG files. If you also need typography for your designs, also see our roundup of the best free fonts.

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