Noriko Handbag Purse Pattern

Lazies, Just in time for some Lazy holiday sewing, the Noriko Handbag pattern is here! You might remember Noriko, she appeared in a magazine a while back. Since then, I’ve received tons of emails asking to make her available as a Lazy Girl Designs pattern. Here she is!

NOTE: Due to incredible demand, the Noriko Handbag pattern is now available for purchase at Craftsy. 12/9/13

Noriko Handbag with button closure and beaded tassel.
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My concept for the Noriko Handbag design was to utilize one pattern piece for the body of the bag. The cover and lining are composed of four identical pieces, which meet at the bottom and come to a soft point. I took my inspiration for Noriko from a football, a pumpkin and a teardrop.

I used one fabric for the four cover pieces. Just for fun I used purple and green fabrics for the lining, two panels in each color. Use lots of fabrics for a scrappy look.

This is a nice view of how the sides tuck in.
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The gentle curve at the seams creates a stable base, allowing the bag to sit upright when resting. The sides of the bags can be tucked in to nestle into the bag, allowing it to pack flat when not in use. This is a simple, delicate bag, named after my interpreter for two business trips to Japan in recent years.

This is a nice view of how the sides tuck in,
allowing the bag to lie flat when not in use.
Click image to enlarge.

NOTE: Due to incredible demand, the Noriko Handbag pattern is now available for purchase at Craftsy. 12/9/13

Click here for the Noriko Handbag pattern by Lazy Girl Designs.

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It means a great deal to me that you join in on the Lazy fun and share your creations, stories and enthusiasm with me. I hope you’ll have fun with Noriko and give this unique Lazy Girl a try.


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215 Responses to “Noriko Handbag Purse Pattern”

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  1. Iva — December 1, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. Just got in a new line of orientals at the shop that will be great for this bag.

  2. Pam Balster — December 1, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    Hi Joan,

    Thanks so much for the pattern. I love the shape of it very different and unquie it will be my Christmas present to me. Love Love Love it.
    Have a great Holiday.


  3. Diane S. — December 23, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    Thank you for the great handbag!! I have been looking for a purse pattern to make for my daughter and this is perfect! I really appreciate it!!

  4. sherryl Crawford — January 10, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    Just found this website, Thought the Noriko handbag looked great. would love to make it , however tha pattern is not available when I click on the link. Can anyone give me any ideas.



  5. amanda — March 31, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    I would love to have the pattern for this purse. Is it still available?
    Thank you

  6. anasoge — April 4, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I would also love to have the pattern for this purse, how
    can I get it??? Thanks

  7. Sharon — April 12, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    I love the Noriko handbag and would like to obtain the pattern. I will pay for the pattern if it’s available. Thanks!

  8. Barbara — April 18, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Is there any way I can get this pattern?? love it!

  9. Cory — April 20, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    I would really like to try to make this purse. It’s gorgeous! Do you still offer the pattern anywhere?

  10. DiahRothman — April 25, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Hi, I have kept your design sometimes ago. Recently I have done it. It is lovely and I thank you for sharing………!

  11. Niki — May 12, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Hello! This is a lovely bag! Can you kindly send the pattern to me? Please please

    Thank you so much in advance 🙂

  12. marilee53 — May 24, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    If this is still available I’d love the tutorial.

  13. AllCrafts — May 28, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    This pattern has always been a favorite amongst our visitors. We linked to this page rather than directly to the PDF so our visitors could easily see your other projects and because of the obvious bandwidth issues with PDF files.
    When we have bandwidth issues because of the popularity of a large PDF, we put it in a free Scribd account and link to it there. You may want to try that.
    If you do, please let me know at the email I used to make this post so we can link to this page again.
    If you need help putting it on someplace like Scribd, I would be happy to assist you.

  14. Amber Winslow — June 18, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    This looks like a great pattern. I am teaching some your ladies how to sew and they have an interest in purses. Is there anyway I can get this pattern????

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