Fabric Bible Cover

I am so proud of my niece for wanting to be close to Christ and for her 20th birthday, she asked for a new bible. My mother and I were more than happy to give her this wonderful gift. She bought her beautiful soft cover Woman’s Devotional bible and I decided to make a cover for it. It will be something she uses every day of her life, so it needs to be protected!  I quickly searched Pinterest for a tutorial on book covers and came across Simply Handmade‘s blog link to Scripture/book cover tutorial.

This tutorial was a life saver. It took me about 5 hours to complete from choosing the right fabric to sewing the finishing touches. While the instructions are a bit vague, the photos provided help visualize how it should ultimately be constructed. I used my favorite fabric which I have plenty of: Keepsake Calico – Yoko Black & White from Joann’s. I love the Keepsake Calico Fabric line .. their fabric prints are really impressive and can be used with so many projects – very worth the price.

Here is my finished product:

Bible Fabric Cover

Bible Fabric Cover

Bible inside cover

Bible inside cover

Button flap

Button flap

Inside cover

Inside cover

What I improvised:

  • I did not have enough white or black thread. I used pink thread to accent the pink button. I think it turned out better this way.
  • I did not have interfacing šŸ˜¦ … Therefore, I used some upholstery fabric in my scraps box. It posed a problem during assembly due to it’s thickness but with lots of trimming the seams before turning inside out helped tremendously. I know now I can use a lighter fabric (perhaps canvas fabric) or splurge and just buy some interfacing! LOL
  • I did not have magnetic snaps for the closure. I tried to use magnets I had in my craft box and refrigerator but these ultimately failed to connect (especially through fabric – good to know) I improvised with some good old Velcro. I used stitch witchery to glue them in place and then hand stitched the sides to add that extra reinforcement. It must last a very loooong time! šŸ™‚

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