Sewing the YIB Puppet Pattern

Make your own muppet-style puppets with this easy-to-sew pattern and instructions. Lots of tips, tricks, and ideas for any puppet maker are shared. Puppet making can be done by anybody! The YIB puppet
is a hand-and-rod puppet made for beginner to intermediate makers, and there is NO FOAM so it goes together FAST.

The free video is provided in ADDITION to the Photo Instructions included in your pattern download (sold below).


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:41 Prep the Puppet Pieces
  • 05:43 Sew the Puppet Pieces
  • 10:16 Cut Out and Turn
  • 16:21 Making the Mouth
  • 20:47 If It Only Had a Brain
  • 21:27 Add Some Arms
  • 23:54 The Nose & Tongue
  • 26:18 Embellish Some more

Need more Puppet video tutorials or Inspiration? Check out the Video Series for Doll & Puppet Makers to learn more about DIY arm rods, hand stitching, Hair, or other Puppet Ideas and Tips.

If you need additional assistance completing a project, please join the Facebook group Ballyhoo Inspiration & Support or use the “contact” link at the top of any web page here. We’d also love for you to share your finished projects in the Facebook group. Everyone is welcome!!

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