20 Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Brooch

All dressed up for Valentine’s day and looking for a last piéce de résistance? Add the final touches to your wardrobe by stitching up this cute DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Brooch.

I came up with this easy to sew project that takes only 20 minutes to complete as I finally teach myself to sew with a machine this year!

DIY Heart Brooch



  • Pleather
  • Matching color thread
  • Scissors
  • Pen or chalk
  • Polyester fiber for stuffing
  • E-6000 glue
  • Pin backs or safety pin
  • Sewing Machine, I used the BERNINA 380


Time: 20 minutes


I recently came across this fabric and just fell head of heels in love with it. And while I don’t have the fashion guts to wear a dress made of gold pleather, I still wanted a way to incorporate it into my wardrobe. What better way to do that than with this easy heart brooch?!

Materials for Heart Brooch Project


To make my pattern, I basically printed the heart shape from Photoshop and cut it out. You can download this pattern or make one for yourself in any size.

Heart Brooch Pattern


Tracing a Heart


Trace your stencil on the inside of the fabric (the side that won’t be visible).


Cutting Out a Heart


Cut out your hearts.

Cut Hearts for Heart Brooch


Lay hearts on top of one another, with the gold sides facing out. You can pin in place if you want, but I didn’t find that necessary.


Sewing a heart brooch

Sew the two hearts together, leaving a small trim on the outside. I recommend starting in the curves of the heart. You’ll also want to leave a small opening so that you can stuff your hearts (big enough to get your finger in).


Since I’m new to sewing, I found that the BERNINA Free-Hand System (FHS) of my BERNINA 380 was a HUGE help here. I was able to turn and pivot the fabric without it bunch or losing my place.

Heart Brooch Filling


Stuff your heart, sew to close, and trim any excess fabric of the outside. Glue your pin back on, let dry and then you and your your brooch will be ready for a night on the town!


DIY Valentine's Day Heart Brooch

These would also make great Valentine’s Day gifts for all your friends, don’t you think?


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