I can't make a bow for anything. I don't have a need to try though since my sister makes all my bows. She is awesome though... She didn't even know there was such a thing as templates until she got on here. She has never used one!! And her bows are gorgeous!! She was made to make bows! Now when she started out we thought those bows were great, but those were some sad bows
looking back. Four years of making bows and she has it perfected. Don't give up and keep trying!! I can't give you any pointers though since I could not make a pretty bow to save my life.