How to sew a Megillah according to all opinions?

What is the proper way of sewing Megillat Yeriot together?

I know that the Keset brings down the idea of Meshuleshet (28:10), but I am unsure what exactly that means...

1. Is that case only with regards when someone does not have enough Gidden to sew the whole Megillah or is it for any sewing of a Megillah? 
2. If the sewing needs to be Meshulashet, does that mean it needs to be a number divisible by three? So that means 3,6,9 etc are the numbers that fulfill this opinion?
3. Is the number Megillah stitches equal to the number for a Sefer Torah's stitching?
4. Any difference Minhagim for Sephardim, Ashkenazi, Chabad?

As always, your inputs are helpful and I am extremely appreciative!


  1. It is not relevant when you use one continuous Gid.

    1. So it does not matter how many stiches there are, as long as the yeriot are together it is ok?

  2. My understanding is that if you have enough gid thread to sew the entire Yeriyah, then use one continuous Gid thread. If not, then the "threefold" (Meshuleshet) solution. The Keset points out that since there are varied opinions on the threefold approach, then do all the opinions: 3 stitches at the top, three midway, and 3 at the bottom. Then, one single stitch in the fourth space on each side. The remainder of the Yeriyah can been sewn with linen פשתן thread. (Mishnat HaSofer writes: כי צריך לשאר היריעה כאלו נחלק לד' חלקים the rest of the sheet should be divided into 4 parts.) So, does that mean "four parts" are the spaces between the 5 stitched sections? I'm honestly not completely certain, and would love to hear from a Sofer with experience at this. My own experience with sewing Sefer Torah and Megilah with Gidim is to always make sure I have enough of it and a bit more. Thus, I sew the entire Yeriyah with a single Gid thread.


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