Blanket stitch filling in circles

Blanket Stitch Filling In Circles

Blanket stitch filling in circles is a way of filling with Blanket stitch. This way of filling creates a beautiful netlike pattern. 

The method of embroidering this filling stitch is simple. First, embroider the circle with a blanket stitch (Buttonhole wheel). Then, add more rows of blanket stitches, one above the other, moving clockwise. If you need to embroider a half-circle, you can change the stitching order and make half the rows back and forth.

The blanket stitch filling in circles will work best on irregular or round shapes. Also, it will look good in a mix with other filling stitches.

Blanket stitch filling in circles
Denim fabric with blanket stitches embroidered with light-colored threads

Applications Of The Blanket Stitch filling In Circles:

  • Use it to fill spaces in your hand embroidery design.
  • This type of filling stitch looks excellent on a patchwork 
  • It is a great choice for mending projects.
Red blanket stitches filled in circles on black fabric
Fragment of hand embroidered zipper pouch - blue fabric with blanket stitch embroidery and metallic zipper
Mending with blanket stitch filling

More Variations Of The Blanket Stitch For Filling:

Video tutorial

If you are a visual learner, watch a video tutorial below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel. In this video, you’ll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that will have you creating the Blanket stitch filling in circles like a pro in no time.

What’s next?

If you’re in the mood to explore more hand embroidery stitches, check out the Stitches and Techniques page for the list of other fantastic stitches available on my blog. From timeless classics to modern twists, a whole world of stitches is waiting for you to explore and master. So, grab your hoop and needle, and let’s stitch our way to creative bliss!

Need More Guidance?

The top 10 hand embroidery stitches to learn is a free online course created for beginners.

White sashiko stitches on purple fabric