Gingham Home Decor is Easy to Make

Gingham is at home in both rustic and elegant settings. Gingham home accessories such as these curtains are easy to make.

As Diane reminded us yesterday, gingham can be a fabulous fabric for home decor. It is available in both apparel weight,and in upholstery and drapery weight.

Apparel weight gingham is appropriate for lightweight curtains to add charm to your kitchen, breakfast nook, or bedroom. Basic curtains simply require neatly finished sides, plus a hem at the top and the bottom; the hem at the top is left open to form a heading for the curtain rod.

Oilcloth (vinyl) gingham is a classic for tablecloths. It can simply be cut to the size needed and requires no hem, because it does not ravel.