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  1. cynnthea
    May 30, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

    I’d really like to know your thoughts on each binding, pro’s and cons, do you consider it easy, moderate or complicated? Does the book open flat with this binding like a coptic stitch binding? I love the coptic stitch binding for this reason and cannot figure out why I would choose another binding lol. Is it for the outward appearance? I actually prefer to not see the binding, and you can hide the coptic stitch if desired inside a traditional bound book, but I also like the look of it. For a book/journal I with stitching on the spine, I think this Alpha stitch is one of the best looking. thanks for sharing


    • Mandy Avery
      January 19, 2016 @ 10:49 am

      I just read the comments from last spring–hope it is still a viable conversation. The pro of doing visible stitched bindings, for me, is the added visual appeal of the stitching. This binding is a form, I believe, of the pamphlet stitch and the pages do lie flat using such a binding. Also, the coptic stitch is a very secure binding but also a bit time consuming whereas the variations of the pamphlet stitch move a bit more quickly.


  2. buntyw
    December 11, 2015 @ 8:27 am

    I love this binding!
    I have no idea about ‘cave paper’ , can you recommend alternatives?? (I’m in the UK)


  3. Susan Hader-Golden
    September 15, 2018 @ 1:14 pm

    Just finished this binding and it looks great! If you want more signatures you’ll have to have an even number and sew them in groups of two, at least that’s what I’m thinking. Thanks for sharing it.


    • Charlotte Taylor
      November 17, 2018 @ 2:55 pm

      Is that true? I was wondering the same thing and no comments confirmed this.
      Your directions are very clear and I’m going to attempt this stitch with my next project. I’m brand new to book making and learning everything as I go along! Thanks for your great tutorial.


  4. Dagny
    February 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am

    Dying to try this one!


  5. Anni
    September 14, 2023 @ 5:18 pm

    Hello. I just bound a book with this stitch and wanted to say thank you for your perfect instructions! Anni


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