I haven't been making bows for a long time either and, like you, I bought satin for my first bows. Here is a tutorial that I got on here for bow tie bows. I used my satin for these. http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/in...oducts_id=3048
Hope this helps and don't get discouraged. The grosgrain ribbon will help, but it takes a lot of practice.