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Sew ribbons and elastics onto pointe shoes Video

In these 2 videos I show you how I sew ribbons and elastics onto pointe shoes.

Everyone has their own method of sewing pointe shoes and you may develop your own technique as time goes on but I have made these videos to help newcomers and to also show those curious how I prepare my shoes.

I use darning thread to sew my shoes with. This stuff here:

sew ribbons and elastics onto pointe shoes

Image from www.dancewear.co.uk

Some dancers like to even use dental floss to sew with as it gives more strength and is less likely to break on stage.
I do not recommend using bog standard sewing thread as it’s too thin and will have more of a tendency to snap.

I use either a thin or medium needle depending on person preference at the time! And I’m the kind who prefers to sew her ribbons at a forward angle as I feel they sit better that way.

PART 1

PART 2

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