Unlike the traditional Western method of sewing on raised cords (See:FLEXIBLE SEWING ), each section was sewn through the fold and attached to the next section by a loop similar to a KETTLE STITCH .
Cords were not employed. The first and last sections were then laced tightly to the boards. In modern usage, French sewing is the same technique as done by a sewing machine, without the attachment of the boards. Modern French sewing is the principal method employed in edition binding. See also: MACHINE SEWING .
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