This structure works well when you want to leave the spine exposed as the stitching is decorative. If you can sew neatly and with even tension you can leave the spine unglued – this makes a delicate binding style for light-weight books without hard covers. If you do want to add a hard cover it is best to attach them with the sewing – see Helen in the workshop for more info about this or have a look at the links below.
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There are many variations to this sewing structure. You may find some of these helpful: