2 of 10
Gingham's perfect squares provide a guide for stitching when smocking the top of a curtain.
3 of 10
Smocked Gingham Curtain
Rethink the ruffly gingham curtain. This one is made from slubby linen in a hushed beige shade sophisticated enough for an adult's bedroom.
And even if your knitting skills max out at scarves, you can make a blanket with quick-to-knit (not even stockinette!) strips: When scarves of alternating stripes are sewing together, they create a gingham pattern.
4 of 10
Enlist the kids' help to create a cast of cloth characters. Download the patterns, then get them stitching, stuffing, and hairstyling.
5 of 10
Sewing on a linen pocket makes a store-bought apron more fun and functional.
7 of 10
Cut linoleum tiles into smaller quadrants and arrange them into a gingham-style entryway.
10 of 10
Gingham is a repeating pattern of three colors in four squares: white next to a medium shade, over the same medium shade next to a darker shade. As such, fashioning a gingham pattern for a kitchen blacksplash is far easier than it might seem. And it's a simple way to bring color and pattern to a kitchen dominated by white cabinets. Make a large gingham trivet with the same tiles to hold staples.How to Make the Gingham Trivet
You Just Viewed
- A Woodworking Couple's Labor of Love
- All Scooped Up: The 10 Best Ways to Eat Ice Cream in Winter
- The Barest Simmer
- Make-Ahead Office Lunch: Five Days, Five Ways
- Board Games: Kevin Sharkey's Cheeseboard Picks
- From the Shar-chives: Kevin Sharkey’s Most Beloved Valentine’s Day Ideas
- A Blueprint for Color
- Brass Jewelry Projects: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
- Real Page-Turners: Our Favorite Bookshelf Organizing Ideas
- Studio Visit: Purl Soho
- Decorate with Brass
- Healthy and Delicious: Cooking with Whole Grains
- New Year's Heave: Our 2014 Organizing Resolutions
- Home Decor Inspired by Color
- Our Food Editors' Food Resolutions