News: Candice Pattern is Coming!

Lazies, There’s a new Girl in the works and her name is Candice! I’ve had a crazy-busy week and an even busier weekend, so I don’t have anything to show you yet about Candice. I know – I apologize. Next week, I promise!

What I can tell you is that Candice is a tech tote. I’ve designed a new pocket technique, perfect for a tablet or eReader. I’ve affectionately nick-named them ‘fat pockets’. These fat pockets are dimensional without a gusset, pleat, or complicated construction. Ingeniously easy, they are pretty cool and I think you’ll love them.

Not only do the fat pockets hold thick things well, they allow the weight of the contents to rest at the bottom of the pocket without dragging the lining down or creating a pucker in the pocket. It’s pocket nirvana.

Best of all, once you have the fat pocket technique in your toolbox, you can use it for pockets on any of our bags.

Candi has a zip top. We’ve used the wildly popular Margo zipper, with a slight twist to make it even easier.

Candice is a bit taller/deeper/wider/bigger than Margo. She has a fantastic hold-everything front pocket which is as easy to use as the front pocket on a pair of jeans.  Candi uses the size A Bag-E-Bottom, same as the Gracie Handbag and Whimsy Bag.

There are a couple more new elements for us to talk about before our new Girl arrives. I expect her here around November 1st. Of course I’ll keep you posted. And I will have pics next week.

Some quilt shops will be taking pre-orders, but I haven’t even given them product details yet so they can’t really take orders yet. I’ll keep you posted on this, too.

Candi and I have been hitting the town, running errands, traveling, and getting to know each other. I must say, I love this bag. Whether she’s holding my iPad or corraling the paper clutter of my day, she seems to be a good fit for my life.

More soon,
Joan

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24 Responses to “News: Candice Pattern is Coming!”

  1. Yolanda — September 12, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I think I’m going to like candi very much!

  2. jan — September 12, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    I want candi.

  3. lynn s. — September 12, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    What a tease!!!! Can’t wait to see Candice next blog. Sounds like a great tote for all needs.

  4. Karen — September 12, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    Candi with no calories? I like it already. Can’t wait to see it!

  5. Janet — September 12, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    This Candi girl sounds wonderful! Can’t wait!

  6. Marcia Ahlbrand — September 12, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    PLEASE HURRY … I need a new bag soon!!

  7. Shirley Westveer — September 12, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I am super intrigued! The pocket technique sounds fascinating and practical. Hurry up, Joan. Your fans are waiting!

  8. Linda Bender — September 12, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    We all can use some eye “candi”

  9. Jeannie — September 12, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    Oh boy another wonderful creation!! Nov. seems like a long way off :)

  10. Cecile McPeak — September 12, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Very exciting news!

  11. Judi — September 12, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Will Candice work with the Soft and Stable you told us about? I love any new zipper applications, especially yours, since they as so easy to install.

  12. Audrey — September 12, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    Awww… come on… no fair teasing like that! I usually pick one of your patterns to use for practically ALL my Christmas gifts. I need time to work on them!

    I have done the whimsy bag for all my friends, tons of wonder wallets and on and on.

  13. debbi Blair — September 12, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Can’t wait!!! Looking forward to yet another wonderful bag. Stop teasing and get her done! Giggle…. I love soft and stable. Use it all of the time in my bigger bags and on a few kindle and lap-top bags to help protect. The new fat pocket sounds wonderful. Nov 1st seems too far away. Again…can’t wait!

  14. Wendy — September 12, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Can’t wait to see this new Lazy Girl. You are amazing, Joan.

  15. Linda Ramage — September 12, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Like all the rest of the posts, I can’t wait. Soooo excited, and yes, Joan, you are amazing, and from Ohio – yea!

  16. Harriet Cook — September 12, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    Oh Joan! You are such a tease! Can’t wait to meet Candice!

  17. Arlene Caterino — September 12, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Love your patterns & have used them so much. My friends also like the purses I’ve made from your patterns. So am anxious to see the new Candice!!!

  18. Kandy — September 12, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Well I guess my one of my comments is the name is spellwed a bit differently than mine but I’m sure I’ll have to have this bag as well. Can’t wait to see it. sounds like a good fit for us busy Lazy Girls! LOL

  19. Judi — September 12, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Sounds awesome. All the bags I’vemade have been well-constructed, fun to make and popular with recipients.

  20. carroll campbell — September 12, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    Sounds like a neat bag.

  21. margaret — September 12, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    candi sounds friendly and helpful just as all your e-mails are. i really enjoy your site.

  22. Candi — September 13, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Well I for one cant wait to see what this other “Candi” looks like! LOL
    I think we will become fast friends!

  23. Jan Milton — September 19, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Hurry, hurry with the pictures, etc. This purse sounds so very interesting and I’m waiting breathlessly for it. Bigger than Margo – wonderful!!!!

  24. Betty T — October 10, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Can`t wait to get Candice, know I am going to love her just like I love all her Sisters.