Gingham Primer Course

The gingham primer offers a cross stitch drawstring bag with many other creative ideas to use gingham.

Course Details

3 Total Video Lessons (total 57 minutes)
 1 Sewing Project Video Tutorial
1 Inspirational Album Video featuring project ideas and items in my collection
1 History Video Lesson
3 Pages Printable PDF instructions & photos
2 Pages Heirloom Art (5 sewing and quilting labels, 1 vintage advertisement)
4 Inspirational Articles - curated content including uplifting essays and vintage articles
BONUS PDF: 6 Pages of Cross Stitch designs and how to use on gingham and 2 Pages for additional  project ideas

Find joy through the art of needle and thread.

If you've ever struggled with ideas to use your collection of vintage notions and treasures, Vintage Modern Makers can help!

As a long-time collector myself and lover of all things vintage, I too have been overwhelmed with all the options out there and lack the motivation to make the most out of my collection.  It’s time to take our beautiful heirlooms and vintage treasures and modernize them for use in our everyday life. This course will give you a practical project ideas to upcycle gingham.

The course includes videos as well as PDF files to download and follow along. Here is what you'll get in this course:

  • The sewing project is a cross stitch double drawstring bag 
  • An Inspiration Album sharing ideas on how to upcycle gingham shirts & aprons
  • A history lesson on this timeless fabric and several styles of embroidery on gingham 
  • Your inspirational reading and Heirloom Art featuring sewing and quilting labels
  • A community within the Vintage Modern Makers platform to share your makes, your collection, and connect with others

Amy Barickman

Amy is a creative arts entrepreneur, author of Vintage Notions, and founder of the sewing pattern company Indygo Junction. With over 30 years of experience, she has collected and curated vintage textiles and art to inspire your modern makes. She is passionate about helping creatives find inspiration for handmade projects to make them easily and cultivate more joy in everyday living with needle and thread!

Hear From Our Community

Once again Amy you've shared some fascinating history on gingham fabric! Now all I want to do is order gingham fabric and make something!"

–Juanita V.

Thank you for such a complete history of gingham. I will look at gingham differently. Now to go looking for large men's gingham shirts at the second hand store.

An Extra Gift For You!

When you sign up for the Gingham Primer Course you'll also receive special bonus material. This hot pad holder pattern and stitch design is from the book When Mother Lets Us Make Gifts by Mary B Grubb.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied.  We want you to love the courses you take here so we offer this risk-free guarantee.  If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you were expecting we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.


No, these are self-study courses. When you purchase a course, it can be completed at your own pace. There is no pressure to complete the course in a specific amount of time. You will also have the ability to download the videos and PDFs which gives you lifetime access to the content.

If you purchase a course, you will have lifetime access. This means you can watch the course as many times as you want, and access it at any time. You can download all videos and PDFs and save to your personal device.

All of my courses will be delivered through the website. This is an independent platform that allows for all courses to be easily managed. If you do have an account on you will need to create a separate account for

Our goal is to keep projects as affordable as possible. On average, you might expect to spend around $10–$25 on project supplies, but I encourage you to use fabric treasures from your own collection or thrift shop finds to upcycle.

The site will contain all the videos and downloads that come with your course. As long as you can navigate and log in to the site, you shouldn’t need any extra tech skills.

No need to worry! We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied. We want you to love the courses you take here, so we offer this risk-free guarantee. If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you expected, we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.

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Gingham Primer Course

$38 USD

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