Two words: Gator Bite!
I have never sewn mine. I use my NBNG templates to make the bow I want, clamp the bow with my Gator Bite, slide it off the template, then I tie it with 1/8" ribbon (or you can use whatever you want to tie them). It's the best time saver and your creases come out perfectly. http://www.lookatmebaby.com/product_...roducts_id/107