| | Re: Not one to criticize but........
if your tbbs turn out this way I would suggest a switch from the type of thread or wire you use. If you're using thread and sewing them I would suggest trying a heavy wire a few times to see the difference. It can help if you do a few that way and see how it pulls. Then you can reassess and choose what works best for you. Templates are cool but only so much they can do if you can't get them folded correctly.
that fold is most important after getting the loops the same size.
On another note- i wouldn't personally have shopped at this store at any point but if she can sell I agree. More power to her! Hopefully she's having fun!