Stab Book Designer
Total length of thread needed: * + * =


  • Click to add a hole
  • Click on an existing hole or stitch to select it
  • Select one hole, then another to connect them with a stitch
  • The delete key or the delete button will remove a selected hole or stitch
  • The spacebar deselects any selected hole or stitch

not fully connected

Number of vertices of odd degree:

no Euler path or circuit

This app helps you create custom stab bound book patterns (while exploring graph theory math!)

Asian Stab Binding is an elegant bookbinding technique originally developed in China, later spreading to Japan and Korea.

This exploration is by Natalie Freed and Becca Rose Glowacki.

More documentation coming soon! In the meantime, check out Becca's GIF and Natalie's book below for more information.

Becca Glowacki Stab Binding Animation