How to sew the elastic ribbon to the pointe shoes?
- Usually, the shape of a dancer’s foot requires the elastic to be sewn overlapping, but a little to the front of the ribbon in the same diagonal as the ribbon.
- About 2/3 of the elastic should be overlapping the ribbon with 1/3 shifted toward the toes of the shoe.
- Always pin and test with a pointed foot to make sure that the elastic is lying flat and is supporting your arch right at its highest.
- You may want to keep your elastics a little more secure by sewing the square around your elastics.
You can see the instructions from the following video.
If you wish to use the criss-cross sewing method then you can see the instructions from the following video.