Start with the 2.5" ribbon and measure a 12" tail, twist the ribbon and then add it to the bowmaker. Then make a 6" loop, twist the ribbon and add it to the bowmaker. Then trim an 8" tail.
Next, take the 1.5" ribbon and do the same thing but make 2 loops this time.
Then, use the 2.5" ribbon again and make your two tails the same way but make your loops slightly smaller this time.
For the final layer, use the 1.5" ribbon and make 2 tails and one loop.
Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.