New Purse Pattern by Lazy Girl Designs in Asian Fabric Magazine

Noriko HandbagLazies, 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.

Noriko Handbag full view sitting Noriko Handbag gusset view

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.

Akino blue
AKIN-01 Blue

Akino moss Akino purple
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.

Asian Fabric magazine cover



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:


Fabric images courtesy of Kona Bay Fabrics.
Magazine cover image courtesy of Asian Fabric magazine.

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30 Responses to “New Purse Pattern by Lazy Girl Designs in Asian Fabric Magazine”

  1. Priscilla Ash — December 31, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    Where do I go to get the pattern for this purse? Can’t find pattern on Lazy Girl Website for purchase. Thanks!

  2. Joan — December 31, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

    Hi Priscilla,

    Currently the pattern is only available in Issue 7 of Asian Fabric magazine.

    You can find out about the magazine here:

    Check online for stores who are stocking/selling the issue now.

    Lazy Girl Designs

  3. Claire — January 1, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    I hope you’ll make the pattern available. It appears that issue is now sold out
    on the web site and I don’t recall any magazine stores in my area selling it.

  4. Claire — January 12, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

    Got it at 🙂 Very pretty! Turns out I had the same fabric already so I’m excited to make it.

  5. Elaine Gentry — February 3, 2007 @ 1:34 am

    Thanks Claire! I Must Have It.

  6. Paula — March 24, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    I purchased Asian Fabric magazine from E Quilter, great people, great service. I made the bag from the fabric highlighted on their cover, using the crane and moon as the focus point and incorporating the remaining design around the bag. Lined the bag with some golden yellow silk with Asian design which I’ve had some 40 years( I never throw out fabric) and used black silk cord braided for the button loop. The button is self covered and the topstitching is in gold metallic. Beads were from a local craft store.
    It was such a simple design, easy to do and I’m doing another. Absolutely love it, can’t wait to use it as well. I hope to see more of your designs in the future.

  7. Lisa Gill — March 24, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

    I purchased the Asian Fabric magazine in order to get this pattern but i have a question on one of the directions in the magazine. Wonder if anyone could help

  8. Lisa Gill — March 24, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

    I figured it out!! The bag is beautiful! thank you for so many wonderful lazy designs!!’

  9. Lisa Gill — March 25, 2007 @ 10:13 am

    Just made my second Noriko bag, This time I used pink and green paisley to give it a different look, came out quite nice!!

  10. Jan Brooke — March 28, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    Joan why can’t I buy your patterns from your website? thanks Jan Brooke
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    Hi Jan,
    We are not set-up to sell retail at all. This is a business policy that helps support the independent quilt shops who stock our patterns and products.

  11. Brenda — April 4, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

    Hi Joan,
    I just found out about your Noriko Handbag but I’m too late to aquire the magazine #7…#8 is in LQS now. Since you have many of your patterns available at Checker’s Distributors will the pattern be included on their list soon? That way my LQS could order them, and for me to buy one. They didn’t even know about the magazine either, but would gladley order the patterns. I must tell you that I have just about all of your other patterns too and have made many of them to date.
    Thankyou for any info,
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    Hi Brenda,
    I plan to issue Noriko as a Lazy Girl Designs pattern later this year. I will announce details on our blog and all of our distributors will be kept posted as well.

  12. carolyn perry — April 22, 2007 @ 4:57 am

    I live in Townsville, Northern Queensland, Australia and would love to make your noriko handbag in lazy girl designs. Could you please lead me in the right direction to buy a copy of the pattern. I have many friends who will want the pattern when they see mine. thanking you, Carolyn
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    Hi Carolyn,
    Try and search for issue #7 of Asian Fabric magazine. At this time that magazine is the only place where the pattern is available. We do plan to issue it as a Lazy Girl Designs pattern later this year and we’ll announce that on our blog when it’s available.

  13. Avais — May 19, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    I need Asian fabric magazine , will u send it to me ?

  14. cassandra — July 5, 2007 @ 4:11 am

    it’s not there at…. where can i find it now???

  15. Linda — September 13, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    This is wonderful! Dragonflies are my favorite Please tell me how much you’re selling the bag for!

  16. Dionysia — April 23, 2008 @ 5:00 am

    can you be more specific about isssue no 7 of Asian Fabric Magazine…..whats on the cover and is it a winter/fall or what… most on dont have a match for #7…Help

  17. Ann — July 3, 2008 @ 2:16 am

    I can’t locate the Noriko pattern either…can any one out there help those of us that are so desperately searching for this ?? Thank you.

  18. Ane Carine — July 18, 2008 @ 1:36 am

    I can’t find the Asian Fabric Magazine vol 2 issue 3 anywhere, neither this pattern. Can anyone help me??

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    Hi Ane,
    The magazine is probably out of stock everywhere by now. I am in the process of making Noriko into a Lazy Girl pattern. I’ll announce her arrival here on the blog when she becomes available.

  19. Linda Susan — August 1, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    This handbag is beautiful. I was just in JoAnn’s the other day where I saw a very limited display of LazyGirl patterns. Would love to have this pattern for the Asian fabric I saw in JoAnn’s yesterday. So I hope this pattern is coming out soon.

  20. Jeannie Smith — August 23, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

    Hi, I am new to Lazy…and sooooo taken with the Noriko handbag. Please let me know how to get the pattern asap!! Want to make for Christmas gifts.

  21. pat block — September 7, 2008 @ 7:27 am

    Have been waiting 2 years for this pattern. I was unable to get a copy of the magazine. Can a mock pattern be put on the website so that all of us who have waited for over two years could access it. My plan, had I located a copy was to have them ready for my family Christmas party. Each year I make something for everyone. I have made tool boxes, your wallet, etc….. (Now looking at having to make 22…so it would be great….)Loyal customer for many years….

  22. Valerie — October 7, 2008 @ 11:51 am

    Waiting patiently for the Noriko handbag pattern. I tried everywhere to find a back issue of the magazine to no avail. Please let me know when you make it available.

  23. Khali — October 31, 2008 @ 8:59 am


    I am looking for Noriko Handbag pattern online but with no luck. I even contacted Asian Magazine to request the pattern but with no response to my e-mail. So this is my last attempt to get some happy news from anyone who can provide me with the pattern by e-mail.

    One last hope, Ms. Khali

  24. Trudi Urquhart — November 3, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

    I live in New Zealand – is the Noriko Handbag pattern available anywhere near me please?
    I’ve been checking your site for months and queried it some time ago. At that time you said you hoped the pattern would be available by the end of last year. I can’t see it anywhere (do I need new glasses??)

    I look forward to your response……………..many thanks
    Kind regards

  25. Roma Stark — January 10, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    You can buy the pattern from the website. It is also in their catalog. I purchased the pattern earlier this month and can’t wait to get started on it.

  26. Jules Jarrett — August 20, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    Here is the pattern at last.

  27. Ann Reeves — March 8, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    How do you get the bag to not look pointed on the bottom? I like the “punched up” look on the bottom. Thanks!

  28. Cyndee — March 17, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I would love to make this purse but it says the pattern is no longer available for free. Is it for sale? If so, how do I purchase it?


  29. Tanya — September 21, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    What a wonderful bag… Is the pattern still available…. how much?

    I have been searching for a pattern for a craft project for the ladies at our craft club… I would love to make a purse…. This is the one for me..

    Thank you for any assitance you can be…

    By the way enjoying looking back in your blog..

  30. Lesley Whittington — April 8, 2017 @ 6:17 pm

    Hi you had a FB post offering some of your patterns a few days ago. I particularly loved the Noriko bag and as I was on a phone added to faves in Craftsy but now it won’t let me purchase ? Any ideas?