I used felted wool for the pincushions. If you would like to put a signature label on the back, use the small heart pattern and just write your name on it with a disappearing marker. Back-stitch the writing with some embroidery floss and blanket stitch it to the back heart. I also used embroidery floss to add some running stitch veins to the leaves. You could also do this with your sewing machine, but it really doesn't take too long to do it by hand.
Stitch the two hearts together, insides out, using a 1/8 seam allowance and leaving a small opening for turning and stuffing. Trim the inside and outside corners close to the stitching. (You may want to reinforce the stitching at the corners before trimming. Do this by just stitching over your original stitching a second time.)
Turn the heart right-side out and stuff with some polyester filling. Hand stitch the opening shut. Position your leaves and hand-stitch or glue in place. Stack the flower petals and button and sew together. Attach to the heart with stitching or glue. Some of the flowers I cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, others I hand cut and included with the pattern.
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