You’d think combining 2 things one loves is an easy thing.
But people are funny about sewing pointe shoes. Ballet is a traditionalist art form, people hold on to the way “things are done” and there isn’t a lot of room for changing. Especially when it comes to pointe shoes. So it never occurred to me that I could sew my pointe shoes on the machine.
Partially, this is because a lot of people (myself included) are taught to sew through only the lining of the shoe, not through the satin. But last year, I got into Gaynor Minden and not only are they a special shoe in every possible way, but the lining is also fused with the satin so when you sew, you do have to go through the satin. And so I was looking at my shoes and thinking, you know what? I can do this on the machine in 2 minutes.