Bookbinding Techniques: How to Sew Coptic Stitch

by LindaM

Using coptic stitch to bind your books and journals allows your book to open fully and lay flat. This means there’s little to no stress on the stitches which helps to prevent the pages from tearing.

Coptic stitch is a decorative stitch that looks like chain stitch. When sewing your books and journals using this stitch, all the signatures are bound together using one long length of thread so it’s best to use waxed thread which will help to prevent the thread from knotting and tangling.

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