My rag doll project is coming together little by little. As I mentioned before, I want to develop my own patterns for everything...doll, clothes, shoes, and other accessories. Here's a quick tutorial for my Mary Jane shoe pattern:
Begin by cutting shoe pieces from felt.
Align the back of the sole with the center of the main shoe piece.
Start stitching pieces together...I just use a whipstitch.
Once I've stitched around to the front of the shoe, I start from the back again on the other side. I found that sewing the pieces from back to front in two steps kept the pieces aligned the best.