How to Sew Pointe Shoes

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Step 1: Before You Start Sewing

Before you start sewing your pointes make sure they fit.
This video will show you how.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials

Check out this video to learn what type of thread to get
& what other tools you will need, besides a needle and thread.

Step 3: Preparing Your Ribbons

Ribbons easily fray and tear.
These tricks will help you avoid those problems.

Step 4: Placing Your Ribbons

Want your arch to look good in your pointe shoes?
Worried about your ribbons falling off in a show?
Check out this video to learn some cool tricks that will solve all your ribbon woes.

Step 5: Set Up Your Needle & Thread

Never sewed a day in your life?
This video will help get you started.

Step 6: How to Sew Your Ribbons

Are your ribbons tearing apart or coming loose where you stitched?
This sewing technique will solve that problem.

Step 7: Placing Your Elastics

Does the heel of your shoe keep falling off? Is the fit of your elastics uncomfortable?
Here's some tips to help you find a better fit.

Step 8: How to Sew Your Elastics

Do your elastics keep falling off?
This sewing technique will keep your elastics fastened to your shoe no matter what.