Ballet flats are increasingly popular for women and girls of all ages, both in the dancing environment as well as for casual wear. Extensive research shows flats to be a healthier alternative to heels, as high heels can cause both short and long-term pain in the wearer’s upper and lower body. Ballet flats stepped onto the fashion scene in the 16th century, though throughout history their popularity has ebbed and waned in the shadow of stiletto heels. In the 20th century, ballet flats have considerably grown in function, fashion, color, print, texture and trend. This is were we start! The basic of pattern making, cutting and sewing! Design your own ballet flats you always wanted! You can make them in leather of fabric.