I felt the same exact way when I started making twisteds. Then, I bought the NBNG templates and the Gator Bite. I can't say enough about how awesome these tools are. I wish I was one of those ladies who can make bows freehand and who sew them. I'm a template and tie them kind of girl. Even with using these tools I still had to practice making twisted bows until I got them to look the way I wanted them. It gets better. I promise.