Where do you sew ribbons on ballet shoes?

How do you sew ribbons on ballet shoes with elastics?

Ballet ribbons are necessary for Grade 5 and above. Put the shoe on and draw an imaginary line vertically down from the ankle-bone and mark the inside of the shoe at this line. Fold the end of the elastic over once, 1cm should be enough to stop the elastic ‘running’, and stitch on this mark.

How long should Ballet ribbons be?

Most pointe shoe ribbons are nylon or polyester satin with either a shiny or matte finish. They should be seven-eights to one inch wide, and about twenty-two inches long. Some dancers singe the ribbon ends to keep them from unraveling.

How tight should the elastic be on pointe shoes?

While flat on the floor, pull the non-sewn side of the elastic across the foot until it is tight enough. You should only be able to get about one finger underneath the elastic. Mark the elastic where it contacts the shoe, cut an inch below the mark and place it in the outline.

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