I too am chickening out. I bought only 1 instruction set a while ago and it is terrible. There are so many good ideas on this site alone however, my issue is make a twisted bow. that really all I care about right now. It is really worth it for just that? I have tried everything without a bowmaker to get ribbon to twist out and not make pinwheels but I can't get it right. Does anyone know if the Tott bowmaker alone comes with any basic instructions or is it more worth it to buy complete set.