I didn't even know there was such a thing as templates or instructions for bows until recently.
I stupidly learned the hard way through trial and error and MONTHS of practice how to get the loops to stand up like bows I had seen online! I am pretty anxious to learn if there is something to make making these bows faster and easier. The best way I have found- making them by hand- is similar to what another poster said, to make the front pieces or ribbon almost vertical (a very squished "x"). Then, when you sew and pull and pinch, they are really twisted and stand up as much as possible. Does that make sense?