Gingham

Blue cotton gingham (Courtesy of fabricmartfabrics.com)Description : Gingham is a cotton woven into a checked or plaid pattern, often blue and white. It is light to mid-weight.
Fabrication : The coloring is always on the warp yarns and follows the grain. There is not right or wrong side, however.
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Black Gingham (Courtesy of fashionfabricsclub.com)Example creations : Man's shirt, Shirtdress, Strapless dress, Vintage frock, Pants, JJ Blouse, Red and white top, Picnic shirt, Green and white apron, Blue apron, Tolly shirt,
Uses worldwide : Gingham is often used as a test fabric, in a way similar to muslin. It can also be incorporated into garments, however.
Origins and history : The name is Indonesian in origin. When originally imported in the 17th century, it was a striped fabric - it is only since the mid 18th century that it has shifted to a checked pattern.
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