Sun wheel stitch

Sun wheel stitch

Sun wheel hand embroidery stitch is a decorative variation of the Blanket stitch. Blanket stitches are embroidered in the circle, creating a round shape with rays that imitate the form of the Sun. It is similar to the Buttonhole wheel stitch, but the Blanket stitches are mirrored.

Sun wheel hand embroidery front and back sides
Sun wheel hand embroidery front and back sides

Applications of the Sun wheel stitch

This hand embroidery stitch is very decorative and is often used in surface embroidery to depict flowers. Besides that, it is an excellent stitch for mending. It can cover minor stains or holes in the garments and decorate them simultaneously.

How to embroider Sun wheel stitch

Sun wheel stitch embroidery step by step
Sun wheel stitch embroidery step by step

  • Mark a rounded shape with a round center.
  • Embroider Blanket stitches with the legs facing outwards.
  • Keep the distance between the stitches equal.
  • When all the form is filled, anchor the last stitch to the first one and close the round.

More variations of the Blanket stitch

Video tutorial

If you are a visual learner, watch a video tutorial below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel.

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What’s next?

Looking for some other stitch? Head to this blog’s Stitches and Techniques page and choose the stitch you want to learn!

N.B. Some links may take you to the Easy To Make Designs blog. This is my older hand embroidery blog. While I’m dedicating all of my energy to the Practical Embroidery blog, the previous version still has a lot of great content!