Piece of linen, 30 x 22cm (11¾ x 8¾in)
Twine, 35cm (13¾in) long
Small mother-of-pearl buttons
Matching sewing thread
1 Fold the linen in half, right sides together, and pin on pattern piece A. Cut out.
2 Make the twine into a loop and knot the ends together. Pin the two heart shapes together, right sides facing, and trap the twine loop between the layers with the knotted end sticking out of the top. Sew the hearts together with a 1cm (½in) seam allowance, leaving a 5cm (2in) gap for turning on one straight side. Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of the stitch line. Clip the curves and the point of the heart.
3 Turn through and roll the seams gently to improve the shape. Stuff with small pieces of stuffing and hand sew the opening closed.
4 Sew the first button approximately 2cm (¾in) below the twine loop. Sew a second button at the point of the heart. Sew a third and a fourth button at the midway point on each side to create a framework.
5 Fill in the rest of the outline with buttons, making sure you keep approximately 2cm (¾) from the seam line of the heart.