What Are They?
A Bible tote is really just a tote bag of some kind you carry your Bible and pens in that fits the Bible's size. More often than the other one, totes will have longer handles and often have inner pockets similar to purses. Both of them are just personalized Bible covers.
When I needed to replace my old Bible, which pages were falling out of the binding, I wanted to have a new one with lots of notes. I was so happy to find the Life Application Study Bible, but now I needed a new cover to protect it... and to carry it. As a hardcover book this Bible was a lot heavier than my last one. (More notes = more pages)
So off I went shopping online for just the right cover. If you know anything about how I shop it can be almost insane to watch. I will search every site I can think of to find what I am looking for and have maxed out the computer's ability to open new tabs more than once. XD
After a couple of hours I found one I loved.
So because of this, the weight issue, and the leather handles coming apart I was once again in search of a Bible cover.
I was toying with the idea of crocheting my own Bible cover, which would be my second attempt. The first one I made while nice, was just too simple a stitch and though pretty, didn't suit my tastes in the end. Covers are easy to make and can be embellished with oh so many delicious things. It was while I was searching for ideas I came across these beauties.
Bible Totes... who knew?
While I didn't end up purchasing one from Amy (she is on Etsy as well) and I didn't want to sew one myself (Lil' Girl Springtime's tutorial) I did discover I wanted a horizontal style instead of vertical.
It ended up being more of a square shape than horizontal, but I'm glad I did it that way so the faces weren't so squished. I'll be talking about the construction of the tote in another post including some of the challenges I faced making it in crochet.
What do you think about these covers and totes? What kind is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below!