Now my machine is in the shop for yearly maintenance.
Over the holidays, I made a book for a present. I didn't want to acquire the tools for bookbinding, so made up my own method.
I used a file folder covered in fabric to make the cover. I glued the pages to strips of paper to make the binding, then sewed the cover to that block. I used decorative stitches on the pages. It worked well enough for me to feel comfortable giving the book as a gift.