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Leather Bible Covers Versus Fabric Bible Covers

May 17, 2021 5 min read

Leather Bible Covers Versus Fabric Bible Covers

Have you ever seen the Gutenberg bible?

Less than 200 Gutenberg Bibles were made, and only 49 are known to exist today. First printed in Germany back in the 15th century, the leather-bound Bible contains 1,286 pages. You can view one of these rare Bibles at the New York public library, or at the US Library of Congress. 


Bibles always retain a timeless value as a treasure from the past, guiding us in the present. However, you'll need a cover to keep your Bible safe. Are leather bible covers better than fabric ones? Read on to find out.

Colorful Cloth Covers

As you begin your search for a Bible cover, you'll notice there's a wide variety of cloth options. However, since a lot of cloth covers are mass-produced and sold on mainstream markets, it can be difficult finding a unique option. 

Typically, when somebody decides to get a cloth cover it's because they're price shopping, rather than quality shopping. Cloth covers are cheap to make and easy to decorate. However, the money you'll wind up saving on your initial purchase will only go out the window when the cloth cover begins to deteriorate. 

Unfortunately, even the best-looking cloth covers won't hold up. Next, there's a lot of different features that fabric covers offer. For instance, some fabric covers come with a cloth handle attached. 

You'll also need to consider what style you want the bag to have. Are you looking for an inspirational cover accompanied by stunning flowers? Do you want a more reverent appearance with a solid color cloth cover? 

Since there are so many different types of fabric covers out there, it's helpful if you get specific about how you want your cover to make you feel. By picking the right style, you'll be ensuring that the cover will give you a great feeling every time you look at it. Next, take a moment to consider what size you want the cover to be. As a general rule of thumb, fabric covers usually run large.

Consider Your Cover Needs

Another factor to consider is the level of protection a cloth cover is going to give you. If you're simply using your cover to house your Bible around your house, a fabric covering can work. Your Bible will have minimal protection from the fabric, and you'll have to replace the covers frequently. However, you'll have a place to store your Bible.

When you plan on carrying your Bible with you out into the world, or need a quality cover that lasts, you'll have to start considering more durable materials such as leather.

A leather cover will also be able to offer added protection for at-home Bible use. The durable, supple material can withstand all sorts of elements. 

Leather Bible Care

Caring for a leather Bible cover is a lot easier than you might think. A lot of people simply let the oils in their hands do the work. You have 650 sweat glands in your skin, and the natural oils your skin products are great for conditioning leather.

Every time you touch the cover to hear about the word of god, you'll be helping extend the life of your Bible. Moving on, while cloth coverings come in a variety of colors, leather materials offer better styling options. 

Types of Leather Bible Covers

Did you know that there's a ton of different types of leather bible covers? To pick the perfect one for you, think about what type of style and look you'd like your cover to have.

Do you want a rugged-looking cover? Were you hoping for a more elegant and luxurious appeal? Genuine leather is the best way to go when you want a classic look, that's also fancy. 

However, if you like the idea of having a cover that looks like it belongs to a cowboy, consider top-grain leather covers. You could also explore briefcase, zipper, and saddleback leather cover styles. 

Do you have an extra big and heavy bible? Unlike with fabric, you won't have to worry about the weight of your Bible damaging the leather covers handle. 

Briefcase style leather covers are popular for their sturdy handles, and they're especially helpful if you want to store notebooks and pens too. If you're looking for a more compact design, then consider a customized cover that clasps or ties shut.

Personalized Bible Covers

Over the years, we've learned how to craft leather covers that can perfectly fit your Bible. Unlike a fabric covering that tends to be a one size fits all situation, you can get the perfect size to meet your needs. Since Bibles come in all sorts of sizes, it's always a good idea to take a quick measurement before ordering your cover.

You can also reach out to us if you need help deciding what style would work best for your lifestyle. For instance, a rap cover that ties shut has a special timeless feel to it. 

However, if you're somebody who likes to open their cover quickly without having to mess with any tying or clasping, then you might prefer a single snap closure. You can also find Bible covers that have dual snap closures or buckles.

Designs and Words

Earlier we mentioned that different types of leather will give your cover a different feel. Understanding the difference between a top-grain leather cover and a genuine leather cover is a great start. 

The next step is to decide what type of design you want your cover to display. Are you looking for a cover that doesn't have any type of design? 

A solid leather Bible cover can have a special pure, complete, and perfect appeal. Designs, on the other hand, can offer a wonderful enriching touch to genuine leather covers, as well as other leather materials. 

For instance, you could have a cross or a dove displayed on the front of your cover. For some, something as simple as having their name in the bottom corner of the leather cover is enough to bring a smile to their face. 

There's no right or wrong design to go with. Instead, it's all about choosing a cover that will do your Bible the justice it deserves.

Finding the Best Bible Covers

It's exciting to think about how your Bible could become a precious future heirloom, passed down generation after generation. When you invest in high-quality, durable leather cover, you'll have a Bible that can truly withstand the test of time. While fabric covers can be cute, they don't offer the protection a leather cover can.

Are you ready to get a Bible cover that's just as perfect as it should be? Explore our wide range of leather Bible covers today.