Asian Fabric Magazine features the ‘Noriko Handbag’ by Lazy Girl Designs

Lazies, Keep an eye out for the next issue of Asian Fabric magazine from Kona Bay Fabrics. Noriko will be in Issue 7, available mid November 2006.

Please allow me to introduce you to the Noriko Handbag:  

Noriko Handbag

Noriko, and the complete pattern, will appear in the next issue of Asian Fabric magazine. You can find out about the magazine at: 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.

 Noriko Handbag full view sitting Noriko Handbag gusset view

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.



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5 Responses to “Asian Fabric Magazine features the ‘Noriko Handbag’ by Lazy Girl Designs”

  1. Lillian T. Webb — November 20, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    How soon will this pattern be available?

  2. Susan summers — August 20, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    Hi its been a year and i just found this beauti.handbag .Where can i get the pattern

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    Hi Susan,
    This design isn’t available as a Lazy Girl pattern yet. Check around the internet, perhaps eBay, and see if there are any issue of the magazine for sale.

  3. Misty — February 5, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

    Hi, just wanted to let people know that if they call Kona Bay, 800.531.7913, they can order a copy of Asian Fabric Issue 6 for $7.95 + shipping.

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    Be sure to ask for issue #7.


  4. Deanna — December 6, 2009 @ 4:59 am

    I made a quilt for a friend using this fabric which I LOVE, and cannot find it anywhere now. Can you please please tell me where to get it, or what it is called or the manufacturer? Thank you!!! Deanna Jay Chu Nim


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