As you can see this is basically the same as saddle-wire, except that the pages are sewn together, not “stapled”. This binding style is rarely used nowadays, but used to be what we did to little booklets before wire stapling equipment was widespread in book binderies. You probably shouldn’t really do more than 64 or maybe 96 pages this way (or as saddle-wired). You shouldn’t really want to, as it’ll look like it doesn’t want to shut. However old magazines done this way can often be found — the AB Bookman’s Weekly illustrated below has 200 pages — it’s a self-covered saddle-wire binding. [For those who delight in following up abstruse references, this issue of AB Bookman’s Weekly contains a group of articles about Cambridge University Press, including one by me on printing at CUP. This is the issue for December 24-31, 1984 and concludes on page 4712, the back cover. These people did some writing — though most of the publication is actually listings of books wanted. This was how things were done before we had the internet.]




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other styles of binding search “binding styles”.