I loved creating about 400 large cheer bows (4 different versions) this summer for the Westchase Colts Cheerleaders and is has been so much fun seeing their photos all season. I created the 3 inch ribbon width by zig zag stitching two 1 inch wide ribbons together to make a 3 inch strip and then sewed the other layers on top. Its not easy to find 3 inch wide ribbons in patterns and this cheetah print was their theme this year so I worked with the 1 inch. Sewing these was a lengthy process but they sure turned out sturdy and strong and the girls all loved them. One of these days I'll get around to adding a tutorial.
These are some other bows I've designed.