Sewing Elastic onto Ballet Flats

Elastics are purposely left off the shoe when purchased so the dancer can sew them on in the exactly the right place.

Step 1

Fold down the heel of your ballet shoe flat against the lining and use a pencil to mark where the folded upper meets the binding on both sides of the shoe.

Step 2

Stitch one side of elastic onto the sock lining and binding but be careful not to stitch through the drawstring or the ballet shoe upper.

Step 3

Put on the ballet shoe and pull the elastic over the instep, place a pencil mark where the elastic meets the binding and stitch the elastic to the other side.


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