Oversewn binding is a form of book binding that creates a square edge bound book with a soft cover and stitched with a sewing machine for both aesthetics and durability. There are two variants of oversewn binding. First, exposed spine oversewn books utilise a pad glued spine that is then oversewn along the spine 8mm in from the edge. The second type is a wrapped cover oversewn bound books. With this variant again the book is pad glued, then in this case a cover is wrapped around the book and on top of the wrapped cover the sewing is completes the look.