BALLET FLAT RIBBON
Ballet ribbons are available to purchase at First Class Dancewear, in store or online. There are pre-cut into four pieces ready to be sewed on the ballet shoes.
Step to sewing the Ribbons on:
1. Before stitching ribbon to the shoe, finish one end of each piece of ribbon by folding over 1cm and folding again 1cm. Stitch the ribbon.
2. To find the correct position to attach the ribbons to the shoe, fold down the back heel of the shoe towards the toe (as pictured below), then place the ribbon at the edge of the fold and lightly mark the position on both sides with a pencil, Repeat this with all four sides of the shoes. This is the position to sew on the ribbons.
3. Making sure the shinny side of the ribbon faces outward, sew each ribbon to the inside of the marked area, angling the ribbon slightly towards the shoe toe. Sew to the canvas/cotton lining of the shoes with tiny stitches. Be sure not to stitch through the leather.
4. To reduce the cut ribbon ends fraying, spray hairspray onto the ribbon ends, singe with a match or lighter (care must be taken), or use a commercial anti fray product. Hairspray can also be used to help keep knots from coming undone.