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A light to medium weight balanced plain weave fabric usually of cotton or a cotton blend, gingham is most characteristically one color with white in even checks, called gingham checks. Tissue (very lightweight) gingham can have corded edges between the colors (see crossbar dimity).

The name gingham is thought to come from the Malay ging-gang, meaning “striped.”

Uses: Dresses, blouses, house dresses, aprons, pajamas

See also:
Crossbar dimity
Shepherd’s check