Dream 1000 Bags, Brother International CorporationFall 20113
Dream 1000 Bags
The name of the “Dream 1000 Project” originates “To present more than
1000 works plus dreams and hopes for the
victims of the disaster.”
These bags will be provided to young school age boys and girls. The bags can be embellishedwith embroidery, quilting or appliqué.
Project Dream 1000 BagsLength of Time to Complete Approx 45 minMachine Focus Any Brother machineMaterials Required
Denim or Quilting Cotton
40” x 20 “
Brother sewing machine; Button hole attachment
Overcast foot „G‟ or Serger
Button sewing foot „M‟
Button ScissorsWater soluable stabilizer if embroideringembellishmentFabric marking implement (chalk, pen)
Sewing and assemblyNote
: Dream bags are not lined. Therefore it is important to either serge or overcast all raw edges of thebag and the ends of the handles to prevent fabric from fraying and increase the durability of the bag. If you
are not using a serger, use the „G‟ overcast foot with an overcast stitch and overcast all raw edges of the body
of the bag fabric.1.
With right sides together, fold the bag fabric in half (top to bottom).2.
Stitch the left and right sides of the bag 5/8th from the edge of the fabric.3.
Fold over 1 ½” on the top edge of the bag to the inside of the bag. Press or pin to hold hem in place.
Open side seams flat.4.
Select a straight or decorative stitch and stitch 1 ¼” from the
To make the gusset open the fabric (see picture) at the side seam. Position the seam line in the
middle. Measure down 1 ½” from the point of the fabric and stitch across the seam line.
Layout and Cutting
Place fabric on cutting board2.
Measure and cut 2 strips, each 5” x 20”
from left side of fabric for handles3.
Body of bag should measure 40” x 20”
DREAM 1000 PROJECT