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UPDATE: Since uploading this video, I’ve learned more about bookbinding and realize this is NOT a kettle stitch. I’m self-taught and came up with this method years ago to make text blocks for case binding. It’s actually a combination of stitches, but at the time, I didn’t know what to call it. Apologies for the incorrect naming!

A traditional kettle stitch is typically used to link signatures together on the outside ends to form a text block for case binding. If you prefer this method, here’s a great tutorial by @Kristi Warren:

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booking hotel-How to Stitch a Text Block for Case Book Binding
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  1. hi! im not sure if you're going to see this but what do you do if you run out of thread right at the last hole of the signature and don't have enough to sew into the next signature?

  2. Hi I know that this method is by hand, but do you think a home sewing machine can work as well. I have carpel tunnel so hand sewing makes my hand hurt.

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    Rob Marshall-Official April 15, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Very clear and precise on how to bind books. I’m looking forward to watching your other videos. Please keep doing what you are doing

  4. I would love to do this with my Girl Scout troop for their Book Arts badge, but I am not able to figure out where to get supplies, especially the cover. Am I using the wrong search term? Looking on the wrong websites? Could you offer a non-artsy/crafty person some direction? I know the girls would love this and I'm trying to figure it out for them. Thank you!

  5. Thank you for your very explained video, I love reading books and my salary won't allow me to buy many, and i hate reading from screen especially if it's over 300 pages. I followed your video and print my first book and bind it the outcome is son satsfying and i had soooo fun making it. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge

  6. this is the best instructional video on the internet ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Hey! Important question 😅 do I NEED glue for this kind of book binding? I have glue but it’s not made for this kind of binding 🙂

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    A person who can’t move it move it anymore April 28, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Hey! Umh I know I’m kinda late to comment but can this kind of stitch make you able to add more pages in the future? Like and add-on oages book? If not could you please suggest me a kind of stitch that could allow me to do that, thank you :’3❤

  9. very informative and clear!! thank you!!

  10. Thank u I am bindind magic fiction book. do u want to read so the book name – magic tree house

  11. this video literally changed my life 3 years ago

  12. Thank you for the clear instruction

  13. Does any of you know about a manual stitching machine? something in between bookbinding sewing machine and manual stitching? I found manual stitching is too much when you have many signatures to stitch or many books to bind….

  14. Grazie! Una buona idea che il filo sia di colore contrastante rispetto alla carta. Lo farò senz'altro.
    Thank You ❤

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    桜谷本井すず May 15, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Hi. My name is. Suzu. Thanks for your tutorial. It was very useful for me. I love writing storys and making handmaid book. But since I'm just started binding using thread, there are many things I don't know about. I'd love to learn about bookbinding while watching your video. I'm a Japanese and I don't speak much English, so I'm not good at writing English too. I'm worried that this is strange sentence, but I did my best to write this. See you!

    こんにちは。「すず」と申します。素敵な動画をありがとうございました。とても参考になりました。私はお話を書くことや本を手作りすることが大好きです。でも、糸を使った製本は始めたばかりなので、分からないことがたくさんあります。あなたの動画を見ながら、製本について知っていきたいです。私は日本人で、英語があまり話せないので、英語を書くのも苦手です。このコメントがおかしな文章になっていないか心配ですが、がんばって書きました。また見にきます!

  16. Thank you , very useful. This is hidden gem… .

  17. Is there a way to bind books without folding the pages?

  18. Thankyou…so much…i really understand every steps and it is really neat…it really helps me..tq😍😍💞

  19. amazing tutorial, super easy to follow!

  20. Thank you soo much. This video was very helpful. My friend asked me to help her bind a book she wanted for a prop and I didn't know how to do it. Now I do and have a skill I can add to my cosplay skills. Thanks again

  21. Thanks! This was very informative and I appreciate you taking the time to make this video.

  22. I used soap so the thread won't tangle

  23. For those wondering, each signature has 7 holes

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