I am by no means great at them but I do mine with a figure 8 and a Sally's clip too. Make your x narrow and then bring the top down and the bottom up. This is when I put the bow in my clip and check to make sure my loops are even. I don't sew it first, I tie it off, then sew. I tie towards the back.
Here is a link for a tut- http://www.hair-hardware.com/How-To-...w_ep_43-1.html
and at the bottom of that page there is a link for a video that helped me to visualize