I have seen lots of bow makers online, and for the most part they consist of something to hold the loops of ribbon steady for you and a way to space out those holders to change the size of the bows. I didn’t make a LOT of bows in the past, so I have never purchased a bow maker . . . but now I seem to be making more of them. I needed something “in a pinch” that would work and here is what I came up with.
I taped two plastic forks to the work surface in my craft room. I can tape them farther apart if I want to make a larger bow.
Then I started looping the ribbon around the tines of the fork.
Criss-cross the end of the ribbon and tie a knot.
Slide the whole thing off the forks, and there is your bow. I know, it is still not the prettiest bow ever, but this method did help me to hold things in place while I worked.