This bow is a narrow but full bow. It works well on an oblong or rectangle package as well as on a barrette as a hair bow. You will need ribbon as wide as you want the finished bow. The amount you want will vary with the length of the bow and the number of loops you want in the bow.
You can make your own ribbon out of almost any fabric to match any outfit, to create this bow. If you are using a fabric such a vinyl to make a pocketbook, you can glue two layers of the vinyl and cut it into strips the desired width of the bow and embellish the pocketbook or purse. (Tip: if the cut vinyl is not a great color, use a permanent marker to blend the cut edges.)
Check the clearance racks for remnants of ribbon, lace and trim that might make a bow. Experiment with those scraps that were to big to throw away and create bows for packages, outfits and embellishing.