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HOW TO SEW THE ELASTIC
ON BALLET SLIPPERS

The elastic should be positioned high in the instep. This ensures a good fit at the heel.

Fold down the heel of the shoe until it is flat against the socklining. Place a pencil mark where the fold creases closest to the binding. Stitch only one side of the elastic onto the binding right below the drawstring. Be careful not to sew the elastic over the drawstring.

Put the shoe on the dancer and gently pull the elastic strap over the instep where it is the most comfortable. Place a pencil mark where the elastic meets the binding. Stitch the elastic below the drawstring being careful not to sew the elastic over it.

Repeat steps one through six for the other shoe.


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