How to Sew Pointe Shoes

How to Sew Pointe Shoes Step by Step Easy to Follow Instructions 2023

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How to Sew Pointe Shoes

Sewing pointe shoes is very hard work. But, it can also be quite rewarding as well. And if you are thinking about getting into pointe shoe sewing, you are in luck because we are going to walk you through the process in easy-to-understand steps.

In this article, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about pointe shoes and show you exactly how to sew pointe shoes like a pro.

Material Needed

Fabric: Fabric is very important when it comes to making pointe shoes. The fabric needs to be strong and stretchy. It is important to make sure that the fabric is of good quality.

Fiberfill: You will need to add fiberfill to the shoes. The fiber fill is a great way to give shoes more stability.

Sewing Machine: You will need a sewing machine to make your pointe shoes. A sewing machine can be a little pricey, so you should check with your local store to see if they offer to finance.

Thread: Thread is another important part of making pointe shoes. Thread is a good way to keep the shoe in place and to hold the fabric together.

Glue: Glue is a great way to make sure that the fabric and the fiberfill are all stuck together.

Scissors: Scissors are also needed for cutting out the fabric.

Iron: You will need an iron to finish the shoes. You can find an iron at your local store.

Stitch: A stitch is a way to make sure that everything is tight. 

How to Sew Pointe Shoes; Step By Step

Here is the step-by-step process that will show you how to sew pointe shoes

Step1. Cutting the Pattern

To cut the pattern, start with the fabric that you plan to use. If you’re using leather, it’s a good idea to cut it into strips, which makes it easier to work with later. Cut it so that you get two equal pieces of fabric: one for the front and one for the back.

Step 2. Assembling the Toe Box

Start by sewing the side seams. If you’re using leather, it’s best to make sure the grain is in the same direction as the seams. This helps to keep the leather from stretching or warping.

Step 3. Attaching the Toe Box to the Foot

Next, you’ll attach the toe box to the foot. The toe box goes between the ball of the foot and the toe. Start by attaching the two sides of the toe box to the foot. Be sure to match up the grain on both the toe box and the foot.

Step 4. Sewing the Heel

After you’ve attached the toe box, you’ll start to sew the heel. Make sure you start at the center of the sole and sew around the heel, as shown below.

Step 5. Attaching the Toe

Now you’ll attach the toe to the sole. This is the most difficult part of the process. There are a few techniques you can use, but you’ll want to make sure that the toe is in the same position as the shoe you’re making.

Step 6. Attaching the Laces

Now you’ll attach the laces. Make sure the laces go on the same way as the shoe you’re making.

Step 7. Attaching the Sole

At this point, you’ll want to sew on the sole. You’ll also want to make sure that the sole is aligned with the shoe you’re making.

Step 8. Attaching the Heels

You’ll attach the heels to the sole. You’ll do this by first cutting a slit in the heel that will line up with the hole in the sole.

Step 9. Attaching the Toe Closure

Last, you’ll attach the toe closure. This is where the seam is sewn and the fabric is folded over and stitched to keep it from unraveling. You’ll also want to make sure that it’s aligned with the other seams.

Step 10. Finishing

Finally, you’ll trim off any excess fabric.

Step 11. Attach the Sole

Now that you’ve finished sewing your pointe shoe, you’ll need to attach the sole to the shoe. You’ll do this by stitching the hole in the sole to the hole in the shoe.

Step 12. Attaching the Toe Box

Finally, you’ll attach the toe box to the shoe. This is also where you’ll sew the laces.

Step 13. Attaching the Laces

This is where the laces will be attached to the shoe.

Step 14. Wear your pointe shoes:

Now you can wear your pointe shoes and dance in them.

Tips for How to Sew Pointe Shoes

  • Choose the Right Materials; Choosing the right materials is important. You will want to make sure that the shoes are durable and will last for a long time.
  • Choose the Right Size; It is important to choose the right size. It is important to make sure that you choose a size that is the same as your child’s.
  • Use the Right Tools; Using the right tools is also important. You will need to use the right tools to sew the shoes. You will need to use the right sewing machine.
  • Start Simple; You should start simple. You will want to start out with the easiest and simplest stitches. This way, you can work your way up to the more difficult ones.
  • Get a pattern; Before you start sewing your shoes, you need to first get a pattern. This is especially important if you are planning to sew pointe shoes. Without a pattern, you may end up making a bad pair of pointe shoes.
  • Check your measurements; If you are planning to make pointe shoes, you need to make sure that you have your correct measurements. Measure your feet and check your arch. This will ensure that you get a good fit.
  • Decide on fabric; The next step is to decide on fabric. You should choose a fabric that is comfortable for you. This will be especially important if you plan to spend a lot of time sewing your pointe shoes.
  • Cut out your pattern; Once you have chosen your fabric, you should cut out your pattern. This will ensure that your shoes will look good and will fit you well.
  • Try on your shoes: After you have your pattern and fabric, you should try on your shoes. This will help you to make sure that they fit you well and that they fit the way you want them to.

How do I measure my foot size?

To measure your foot size, you will need to find the length of your foot (from the tip of your toes to the back of your heel) and the width of your foot (the distance from the inside edge of your big toe to the outside edge of your other toe). Measure the length of your foot and multiply that number by 2.5. That is your shoe size.

What thread do you use to sew pointe shoes?

We sew our shoes with an 8 mm (3/8th inch) cotton thread. It’s very strong.

What’s the most important tip for sewing pointe shoes?

The most important tip for sewing pointe shoes is to make sure that you can fit the toe box properly. If the toe box is too big, then the shoe will not fit properly and it will be uncomfortable to we

What are the best materials to use for making pointe shoes?

The best material for making pointe shoes is nylon.

What do I need to know about pointe shoes?

The best thing to know about pointe shoes is to take your time and be patient. It takes a long time to learn how to sew pointe shoes.


Now that you have learned everything about how to sew pointe shoes, you can go ahead and sew your pointe shoes. Sewing pointe shoes is not a hard project to do.

It is actually quite fun and easy to do. The techniques I teach you in this article are very similar to those I use to sew pointe shoes for myself. This is a good project to do with your children or if you just like to sew.

Pointe shoes are one of the most fashionable shoes you can wear. However, they are not for everyone. If you’re not comfortable with them, they may not be for you.

Pointe Shoes: How to Sew Pointe Shoes for Beginners (step by step easy to follow instructions)

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