Here's an old favorite that has been featured in many book-binding books over the years and now popping up on junk journals everywhere. The criss-cross binding method is a more advanced use of stitching but really decorates the spine of a book nicely. You can find it in one my favorite bookbinding books here.
In the video below, Margarete Miller shares a few tips on the cross-stitch binding method.
If you decide to try it, please share your project with us!