Damaged Book HingesRepairing Fully or Partially Detached Signatures

Method 2:
If the spine of the text block is accessible, such as when the text block is being recased, the repaired signature can be sewn back into the text block.

 

Punch sewing holes in the detached signature, as well as one signature before it in the text block and one signature after it.

Use link stitch (separate post) to sew through the center of these three signatures and through the spine lining papers.

If the resewn signature does not sit in the text block evenly, trim it to size.