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What is Gingham Fabric and Why is it Trending

Beginner's Guides | Gingham workshop April 13th, 2023

Gingham Fabric is Trending

What Is Gingham Fabric ? At Higgs and Higgs we always carry a great selection of Gingham dressmaking and interior fabrics, with new and exciting designs and qualities added each season.

lso called Vichy check, has been a much-loved fabric for many years.

Checks are even, yarn dyed, alternating horizontal and vertical stripes and were originally always made with cotton and a white ground.

But are now available in a fabulous array of colour combinations and textiles.

Do you like big or small checks?

fibre mood gingham double gauze top in blue


You can have both with our double sided, double gauze gingham. 100% cotton.

The perfect fabric for summer dresses and tops.  Available in over 12 glorious colours.

Light and cool for the summer months. Sew a Fibre Mood top.

Lots of Tilly and the Buttons patterns are suitable for gingham and are available from us click here and online at Tilly and the Buttons


Or you may prefer a linen gingham?

Have a peep at our linen and cotton blend gingham check with matching stripe. Available in 5 colours. 55% linen 45% Cotton.

A classic yarn dyed check with a rustic look we are sure our linen checks will keep you on trend and cool in summer.

The linen and cotton mix is perfect for dresses, tops, wide leg pants or add a couple of easy to make check cushions to your sofa to

ring the changes and add an easy update to your interior.


fabric bundle of cotton and linen gingham with pin cushion


For those of you looking for our ever-popular 100% Cotton Classics gingham?

We are now stocking a wider variety of up to date fashionable colours like ochre and aubrgine.

A soft Oeko-tex yarn dyed cotton, this gingham is perfect for babies and children’s projects. Nursery bedding and adult dressmaking  projects.

Easy to sew and easy to launder this fabric is an all-time classic.

Cotton gingham fabric squares in a row in various colour ways

Gingham checks for Interiors

red gingham sofa and cushions


pile of gingham cushions on an armchair



Whatever look you are going for we have a gingham to suit. We love reds and greens for the cosy cottage look,

and blues and pinks for the country feel. For smart modern go for greys and beiges.

Gingham is also a favourite with French inspired interiors.

Browse our Gingham