Step 1: Gather Your Materials
1) Paper heart (I found an image I liked online and printed it out) I have included a picture of one I like, but you can find plenty of clip art if you want something different
2) Cardboard or other stiff material - you won't need much so try using a cereal box, tissue box, or the back of an old notebook.
3) Fabric - I like to use red fabric with interesting patterns, but use whatever you like
4) A pen
5) Hand (sewing) needles
6) Thread - I like to use red thread, on my red fabric, but you can also use a contrasting color
7) Stuffing - can be gotten online, at a fabric store, out of the inside of an old stuffed animal, or use scrap fabric, rice, whatever you want.
8) Pin backs or safety pins
10) Beeswax - this is optional but can help keep the thread from getting tangled. You can find it at sewing supply shops.
Step 2: Make Your Cardboard Heart
1) Print out a heart you like, or draw one, if you prefer.
2) Cut it out
3) Attach it to the cardboard - you can glue it on or stick a little tape on the back
4) Cut out the cardboard shape
Step 3: Trace Hearts Onto Your Fabric
2) Use a pen, or other marking tool to trace the shape of the heart onto the fabric.
Step 4: Cut Out the Hearts
Step 5: Sew the Pin Back Onto the Fabric Heart
Step 6: Sew the Two Hearts Together and Stuff the Heart
2) Put the "front" heart on top of the back heart
3) I like to start sewing from the pointy part of the heart, using a whip stitch, until I am about 3/4 of the way around
4) Put the stuffing into the pocket between the two hearts
5) Continue sewing until you have made it all the way around.