I'm sure other people have their own way. I sew my bows so when attaching to a pony I sew and wrap then go under the thread as if to tie it off then put the pony and take the needle just through the back of the bow and around the pony a couple of times then finish wrapping the thread around both bow and pony. tie off and glue knot and wrap the ends to the back like normal. I have never had any problems with the bow and pony separating. I have known people that had bows done with glue only that after some wear the glue and ribbon couldn't take the stress of pulling on the elastic.