Gingham is a medium weight woven fabric originally made from dyed cotton or a cotton blend yarn. Later gingham was manufactured of man-made fibers. Gingham originated as a striped fabric, but later was woven into a checked or plaid pattern, most often seen in a blue and white. Gingham has no right or wrong side to the fabric regarding color. Today you may find gingham in a variety of colors.
Gingham fabric wears well and is easy to clean and care for. With this in mind, gingham is a great choice for household linens and lightweight clothing.