I've had this Bible since 2007. It's the perfect size for carrying in a bag or packing. The bonded leather, however, has not held up well.
I made a book cover for the Bible. I didn't want anything fancy or sentimental. I just wanted something to protect the cover. Below is the assembled inside view.
Below is the assembled outside view of the back. I used the already finished edge of the fabric for the top. I didn't know what to do with the raw edge on the bottom. If I felt like putting more time into it, I probably could have finished it, then sewn the pieces together with different seam allowances. I think my original plan was to have a longer seam allowance on the single piece so that it would be the same once I finished the edge, but by the time I got to the sewing stage, I couldn't remember. After I stitched up the raw edge once and turned the cover the right side out, I decided to stitch again as close as possible to the actual raw edge.
Below is the right side view of the inside. I don't know what I was thinking when I cut the inside cover pieces to be long enough that I was making a pillow sham rather than a book cover, but instead of measuring again and probably making a mistake, I just folded over the excess and made pockets.
The cover fits the Bible and is simple and practical - not too feminine, not too churchy.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.