If you like to sew anything, I bet this technique from Cloth Doll Workshop for sewing two pieces of fabric together first before cutting out the shape could come in handy.
Click on this page from Cloth Doll Workshop to enlarge to read the full tutorial on how to make a two toned doll arm.
More about the book:
elinor peace bailey is a trained artist and discovered stitchery as she was raising her family. She travels and teaches, has designed fabrics, and has worked as a creative consultant for several companies. She has self published books, quilt patterns, craft projects, and dolls, which she sells online and through quilt shops.
Patti Medaris Culea combines her love of silk and dyes by creating extraordinary fairies, mermaids and other one-of-a-kind dolls. She has a full-line of cloth doll patterns and her work has appeared in books, magazines and galleries. In demand as a teacher, she travels throughout the world.
Barbara Willis is a doll artist and teaches doll making in many parts of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and England. Barbara's work has been widely published in magazines and her dolls have been included in special exhibits, galleries, and books. She resides in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area.