I've found that during unhappy moods I feel a bit better by making a tutorial. It makes me feel productive, despite not actually finishing the dolls.
Just because you think you're good at something doesn't mean you're a good teacher. I feel a little arrogant posting a tutorial. And I make shit up...But dammit, I spent months working on it and it helped keep me sane so I'm gonna post it.
Tonini - [link]
EDIT: Just found this good tutorial that discusses different fabrics - [link]