|My beautiful foot.|
The sewing itself is actually very much like steps 3 and 4 of my previous tutorial, with a few minor differences.
Step 1: Take one side of the elastic and eyeball about an inch from the end. Place the elastic against the outside of the instep of the shoe (near your arch) and mark where the elastic meets the shoe on the elastic itself and on both sides of it. Make sure you leave about an inch of elastic below the line so the elastic won't fray after you sew it.
|I promise that's my instep. Sorry for the close-up shot.|
Step 3: Pull the elastic taut across your foot to the other side of the shoe. Make sure it's tight enough, but not too tight. This is also a good test of your sewing skills before you go any further. Mark the shoe and elastic where it meets the shoe straight across from where you've just sewn the instep, and sew.
|Another close-up shot. That's the outside of my foot.|
And that's it! Much simpler than the X because there's no angles and folding and all that good stuff involved. Happy sewing!