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leather Yin Yang bag

Added May 3, 2011

by rensz

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I’ve made this bag before in canvas (view the tutorial here), but now I turned it into a leather version. The good thing is that the bag has two pockets now, a tiny one on the outside and a larger one on the inside. It’s a very minimalist, yet practical design, because the bag closes automatically when you pick it up.

Since leather is so expensive I use reclaimed leather from a furniture maker nearby. I actually like it that the leather shows variation in color and texture.

And if you want to know more about working with eyelets: I wrote a blogpost about it today.

This product is for sale
By rensz at My etsy shop

Material Notes

reclaimed leather




Garment Type
Eyelet, Leather/Fur

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    Aug 24, 2018, 08.27 PMby anmartin3

    I Love this!!! How can I get pattern?

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    Oct 11, 2016, 03.20 PMby dianapina

    how do i get the pattern

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    Oct 11, 2016, 03.02 PMby dianapina

    having a hard time getting pattern help

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    Jan 14, 2016, 10.19 PMby Adina Elena

    Dear Renske, I am looking to make myself a fashion bag and I have a nice piece of leather that I would like to use it to make a bag just like this. I saw from the previous posts that a couple of years ago it was available. Could you please repost the tutorial? Or could you send it by email? Congrats for the design of the bag, it’s very beautiful!

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    Dec 15, 2014, 02.21 PMby arjets

    Hello! Can i still find this adorable bag? i would love it! thank you

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    May 9, 2011, 12.20 AMby susanne2011

    Echt een coole tas, ik vind dat minimalistische echt heel gaaf. In denemarken waar ik een tijd gewoond heb, zou je hier wel 500 euro voor kunnen vragen! Mooi!

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      May 12, 2011, 04.24 PMby rensz

      Misschien moet ik hem daar maar verkopen, bij mij kost ie slechts 110 euro :-)

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    May 8, 2011, 04.53 PMby libra-s


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    May 8, 2011, 04.25 AMby smallone

    This is lovely and thanks so much for sharing the tute!

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    May 7, 2011, 12.49 AMby Natalia *

    This bag is so gorgeous. Ive used this pattern a couple of times as christmas gifts using canvas and upholstery vinyl (cause I couldn’t really afford the leather). I should probably make one for myself too, its quite a cute and simple pattern and would love to try the leather version.

    How did you find the leather -did you approach the manufacturer or were they advertising that they were selling it?

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      May 12, 2011, 04.25 PMby rensz

      Hi Natalia, I asked at a shop where they sell leather goods. The lady gave me the address of this manufacturer. It’s always like that, somehow you have to find the right persons to ask questions like these :-)

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      May 16, 2011, 11.47 PMby Natalia *

      Thanks, I’ll make sure to ask around. I hope to luck out like you did.

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    May 6, 2011, 10.30 PMby mspickle

    I love this bag! Thanks for including the tutorial as well!

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    May 6, 2011, 10.13 PMby shirosh

    This is beautiful! good work

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    May 6, 2011, 02.20 PMby amaydak

    This is really really cute!

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    May 4, 2011, 06.25 PMby lizah

    this looks so simple and lovely!

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    May 4, 2011, 05.54 AMby NYAM Afia Cayee'

    very nice work!

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    May 3, 2011, 05.42 PMby bhs

    I like a lot leather version! I should try out this pattern.

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    May 3, 2011, 04.09 PMby mynameisdavid

    This bag is soooo cute!! I really, really love it :)

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