If you learn nothing else from my tutorials, you will at least want to learn how to do a woven wheel stitch. Also known as a spider wheel or wagon wheel stitch, this is an excellent stitch for embroidering flowers. It makes some beautiful, dimensional flowers that you can make as big or as small as you want. My most popular “Bloom” Hand Embroidery Pattern utilizes this stitch, so it’s a great project to practice on.
Make an odd number of evenly distributed straight stitches, bringing the needle up at 1 and down at 2. Bring needle up at 3, near 2. Weave the thread under and over the straight stitches in a circle. Continue pattern until straight stitches are completely covered.
Learn how to do a woven wheel stitch by following my video tutorial below or watching it on my YouTube channel. Make sure that you always have a odd number of lines or “spokes” on your wheel. You can add more if your flower is bigger, but I wouldn’t do less than five. If you are using an ad blocker, you may need to disable it to see the video.
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