This is the first puppet I have ever made, and I am so excited! Hence all the pictures!
I didn't use a pattern, which was probably the cause of most of my misery, because I learned that I hate ripping seams out of fun fur!!! However, I learned to love fun fur as it hides a lot, especially when you have more pieces and seams than necessary.
I started with the nose and white part of the face (whatever that's called)
Then I added more nose/snout (sorry, I don't know my tiger anatomy)
then more face, and top and bottom of mouth - this really stumped me, but I had another puppet here to look at, and a few on the internet
added more face
made some ears
added the beard
sewed the front of the head to the back, top-stitched on eyes and teeth, stuffed the head, and voila!
I know some of you are probably pros at making puppets, but I am so excited about it I had to share it all! Thanks for looking! I hope my husband likes it.
By the way...you may have noticed this tiger has no stripes - there was no tiger fun fur at Fabricland, and I do have a fabric marker and fabric paint I can paint stripes with, I just need to test it on scrap first, but I may just leave it - I am afraid I might ruin it!