A method of side- or fold sewing pamphlets,
periodicals issues, textbooks, etc., with thread.
Despite the fact that the term implies the use of
a particular machine, it has come to be
more-or-less a generic term for sewing of
publications which ordinarily would be stitched.
Pamphlets are generally Singer sewn through the
fold, while multi-section journals and books.
especially textbooks, are sewn through the side.
The machine used for this sewing utilizes a single
needle and can side sew books up to 1 1/2 inches
in thickness with stitches up to one inch in
length. A high-speed drill is located in front of
the needle and they are raised and lowered
simultaneously. The drill produces a hole in the
sheets and is then withdrawn. The book is then
moved forward for the length of the stitch desired
and the threaded needle enters the hole while the
next hole is being drilled for the succeeding
stitch. See also: SIDE
STITCHING . (179 , 234 )