How to Recover a Bible Yourself

November 28, 2007 at 6:16 pm 9 comments

Okay, so I promised you I’d show you how.  TIPS for RECOVERING YOUR BIBLE (not “re-binding”, per se.)

I don’t know all the technical how-tos, but here’s how I did it.  Hope it helps.  I hate those cheap leather-like leather chips they call leather on most Bibles you buy.  I need DURABILITY, and a closure. I’m rather attached to my own Bible, but cannot see sending it off at all, anywhere…I just can’t part with it, and I can’t see paying more for a cover than the Bible itself is worth new.  So, here I go.

This is my fist video “how- to”, so don’t laugh at the skills, internets.


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  • 1. Dori  |  November 28, 2007 at 7:43 pm


    I don’t know if I would ever be able to do it myself, but I am amazed that you did.

    I watched with my jaw dropped. The reason this is so amazing to me is that I have not one single crafty bone in my body!!! 🙂

    Good work and great video!

    Blessings, friend!

  • 2. morselsfromgod  |  November 30, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    LOL! I love it…especially the accent…ya’ll. 🙂

  • 3. mamarosi  |  December 1, 2007 at 12:40 am

    EXCELLENT!! Thank you!

  • 4. billiegalyen  |  December 17, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    I loved this video!!! I want to fix mine up–I especially loved how you added more ribbon–I’ve always wanted a few more–now my eye is open to some leather out there!!! thanks!

  • 5. Jason Patz  |  September 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I see that you did this in 2007. I’m about to do the same for my Bible and was wondering how yours is holding up. Is there anything different you’d do if you had to do it again?

  • 6. Jason Patz  |  March 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I meant to come back and let you know how my Bible recovering turned out. You can check it out at:

  • 7. Recover bible | Sellukus  |  August 4, 2012 at 4:10 am

    […] How to Recover a Bible Yourself « M A G N A N I M I T YNov 28, 2007 … TIPS for RECOVERING YOUR BIBLE (not “re-binding”, per se.) I don’t know all the technical how-tos, but here’s how I did it. Hope it helps. […]

  • 8. Maggie  |  August 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

    It lasted pretty well. I think using leather is the tricky part…I did need to recluse it at one time. I not sure of the best glue, but felt this would not soak into the leather and it did provide flexibility. I am since a librarian and have access to book binding glue and may try that next time around. Good luck!

  • 9. wayne  |  February 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the bible recovery! What a great video and perfectly done!

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