Lazies, I heard from Asian Fabric magazine yesterday telling me that the next issue with our new Noriko Handbag pattern is finally in! They are sending my shipment on Monday, so I assume other orders and subscriber shipments must be in the works.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I had an update for you so I am re-posting information and pictures from three previous posts so all the Noriko information appears below.
Please allow me to introduce you to the Noriko Handbag:
I took my inspiration for Noriko from a football, a pumpkin and a teardrop. My concept for this design was to utilize one pattern piece for all parts of the project, with the exception of the handles. The cover and lining are composed of four identical pieces, which meet at the bottom and come to a soft point.
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.
Here’s the skinny on the supplies I used for the Noriko Handbag. The four cover and four lining pieces are all cut from the same pattern piece. You’ll need 1/3 yard of fabric for the cover and 1/3 yard for the lining. I used the blue dragonfly for the cover. I used two different fabrics (1/3 yard total) for the lining just to mix things up a bit. Two lining pieces are Moss green and the other two are Purple. The fabric codes are listed with their pictures below.
These are the three different fabrics I used from the Kona Bay Fabrics, Akino collection.
AKIN-03 Moss AKIN-03 Purple
The button on the cover of Noriko has two functions. First, of course, it’s the closure. Second, it happens to be an embellishment for the body of the dragonfly. I fussy-cut the fabric to make sure the button would be attached between the wings of the dragonfly. The pattern piece in the magazine includes the location of the button to assist in fussy-cutting.
I used JHB International button #71983 for the closure. To see the button that I used, go to JHB’s website and type the button number in the search box.
It is number 71983, it is on the bottom row, second from the left.
This issue of Asian Fabric magazine, (Vol 2, Issue 3) is the only place to find our new Noriko Handbag pattern. We will let you know if we issue it as a Lazy Girl Designs pattern.
Here is the beautiful cover for this issue.
You can find out about the magazine at: http://www.konabay.com.
Fabric images courtesy of Kona Bay Fabrics.
Magazine cover image courtesy of Asian Fabric magazine.
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