Yarn-dyed fabric (or "Sakizome" --- so called in Japan) uses the threads deyed before they are woven into fabric. 

Checkers and stripes are often fabricated with this Sakizome.  It enables you to easily produce multi-color items.  Famous Gingham and Barberry checks are also this Sakizome products.

for small items like pouches

for base materials for bags and pochettes

it also goes with printed-fabric very well