I sew the ends together. Then cut a little piece of 3/8 grosgrain and wrap around and glue under the side that you sewed it together at. I hope that made sense. In other words you are covering up where you sewed at. Then you could have an interchangeable bow band. As of sewing the bow to the band I have never done that. I guess you just sew the bow to the band. HTH some.