This binding is ideal for small booklets, zines and notebooks.
Dos-à-dos means back-to-back in French.
The binding has two separate sections combined within one cover.
Japanese Stab Binding
Stab bindings are ideal to sew together single sheets of paper.
The variations of sewing patterns are endless.
Simple Slip Case
A paper slip can combine a set of books or act as protection for a book, leaving the spine exposed.
The coptic binding has an exposed/sewn spine and there is no glue required. In coptic binding the covers are sewn in conjunction with the pages.
Watch step-by-step Coptic Binding here:
For further reference follow the articles below:
The Architecture of a Book
Alternative Bookbinding Tools
Paper and its Properties
Print your own Design on Book Cloth
POD (Print on Demand)
External learning resources
Free online (and downloadable) version of:
Boxes for the Protection of Books: Their Design and Construction
from the Library of Congress
A step-by-step guide by Kathy Abbott
A guide to creating hand-crafted books
by the London Centre for Book Arts