I sell instructions and it depends on what you prefer! When I started out, I learned with wire, and found I didn't enjoy it, so I switched to needle/thread. But, some people really enjoy wire.
I didn't even know there were templates "out there" when I started making bows several years ago, LOL. So I make them freehand, and like the freedom of it....and I teach them freehand with needle and thread. Since I'm a visual person and the boutique bow/twisted boutique method can be tough at first, I added a video that can be viewed once the purchase is made.
Think about how you would like to learn, and then read the listings and see if they meet your needs....you can always ask questions of the seller, too! Every good seller will be more than happy to help you with any concerns you have before the sale.