Jazz Tote Clear Bag

The Perfect Clear Tote Bag for your Summer & Gym Trips!



Be inspired by the 18 amazing talented bag makers around the globe! Check out what sewing machine and fabric that they used.  Hope you are as inspired as I am by their beautiful creations.


Tester - Andrea Graham
Shop Link - Addie Kakes Kreations VIP Group
Sewing Machine used - Thor GC1541S / industrial
Recommended Skill level - I think this is beginner friendly. or maybe a step up from that.
Cut and Sew - 8-9 hours 
Material used -

PVC for both Main Panels and Base Compartment.  Stripes are from backstitch. NBC is from Poppy Kettle which is no longer in business.  Peltex as the Stabilizer.

"Fantastic bag for summer adventures! Fun way to use that fun printed clear vinyl and jelly vinyl!"


Tester - Ashley Florack, New York from the USA
YouTube Link - Six Stitches
Sewing Machine used - Juki DU-1181N
Recommended Skill level 
Cut and Sew - 6 hours (but I filmed as I went so that might be slightly longer than normal)
Material used -

Main Panel - TPU 0.5mm From Wonderground Fabric.
Base Compartment - TPU 0.5mm From Wonderground Fabric and pink jelly. Pink jelly was from my stash so I do not know the thickness of it.

Printed TPU is from wonderground fabric. Hardware was from Emmaline bags. Zipper tape was from Siah Swag. Logo tag is Heartwood & Hide. Black canvas is from FWD fabrics. Binding by the roll was from amazon. Base vinyl is from moremeknow.com.  Decovil Heavy for the Stabilizer.

"I love how easily this pattern came together. Jassie has thought of it all in this bag! It's the perfect beach or day trip bag! There's so many pockets and the pattern allowed me to express my creativity. Thank you for another amazing pattern."




Tester - Amy Halbrooks, Rhode Island from the USA
Shop Link - seastitcheshandmade
Sewing Machine used - Juki tl2000qi for construction and a juki 1541s for topstitching and bulk
Recommended Skill level - Beginner/intermediate maybe because of the rounded base
Cut and Sew - 3 hours I’m super slow though
Material used -

Main Panel and Base CompartmentTPU and PVC. 
Clear vinyl is from Joann, colors are from MyPunkbroidery, webbing is from Wonderground Fabrics, Zipper Tape is from Indolovekreations, Zipper Pulls are from Wizardry Stitchery.  Pellon Peltex 70 as the stabilizer.

"Are you ready for summer? You will be now! This is the coolest summer pattern out there. Concerts, beach, picnics, pools, vacations? You can do them all in style and learn some cool tips and tricks while you’re sewing. Jassie is a genius and has knocked it out of the ball park once again."



Tester - Sam Harris, NSW from Australia
Shop Link - Made by Erillant; Made by Erillant (IG)
Machine used -
 Domestic/Vintage - Singer 201K
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner to intermediate sewer
Cut and Sew - About 3 hours
Material used -
Main Panel and Base Compartment - PVC 0.5MM.  All clear vinyl from A Passion for Vinyl, zipper tape and zipper pulls from Aliexpress, mesh fabric from Aliexpress and fold over elastic (used instead of bias tape) from Keffyn's sewing heaven.  Legacy 71F (known as Peltex 71F in the US) as the Stabilizer.

"The Jazz tote is soo much fun to make! Once again, Jassie has created a pattern that looks incredibly impressive as a bag, but is super fun and easy to sew thanks to her detailed and easy to understand instructions. The finished bag is so versatile, yes, this bag is made for summer, but even as it comes into our Aussie winter, I've been able to use it straight away, as a young family, I was surprised by how much I could fit in it! Everything we needed for swimming classes, picnic at the beach, a sneaky gym session, this bag fit everything I needed and more thanks to the smart little add ons. The sneaky zipper pocket at the bottom of the bag was a great addition for security measures and hiding valuables away from plain sight. I absolutely love this pattern and I'm sure will make many more of them."


Tester - Sheila Charrette Kvern, Canada
Shop Link - Sheila's Sewing
Machine used -
Husqvarna Emerald 118
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate
Cut and Sew time - 8-10 hours
Material used -
Main Panel - 1.2mm PVC (do not recommended)
Base Compartment - 0.5mm PVC
Base fabric and binding from Scarlett Crusades; zipper from Atelier Fibre Arts; pvc from Amazon.ca.  Stabilizer used is equivalent to Decovil Light.

"This bag is so SMART! It has a deceptively large capacity - and with the waterproof pvc, this will be an essential summer bag for beach or pool excursions!"



Tester - Joanne Lee, Singapore
Shop Link - Sew Choose Joy, Sew Choose Joy IG
Sewing Machine used - Brother NV180
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous beginner 
Cut and Sew - 9 hours 
Material used -

Main Panel - TPU
Base Compartment - Jelly vinyl
Floral TPU - Fabric Therapy, Jelly Vinyl - DIY Warehouse and Zipper Tape - Zipper Paradise.  Decovil Heavy as the Stabilizer

"This was my first on SO many levels - first time working with mesh & jelly vinyl, and my first-ever big bag constructed on my OWN, just me and my domestic! Though challenging at times, the detailed pattern with many pictures helped a visual learner & (only sometimes confident) beginner like me conquer the steps & emerge victorious. I just LOVE how it turned out, especially the numerous pockets & that bottom zip-around base compartment is just BRILLIANT. I showed it to my husband and he was like ‘wow you made this?!’ Yes, so much to be proud of. ❤️"


Tester - Cynthia Molina, California from the USA
Shop Link - Dandelion Craft and Creations
Machine used - 
Brother -SE1900 
Recommended Skill level Intermediate but a beginner could do it too
Cut and Sew - 6 hours 
Material used -
Main Panel - TPU
Base Compartment - Holo TPU
Zipper Valley for the print TPU, zipper tape, zipper pulls and webbing and Fabric Therapy for the holo Vinyl.  A layer of self adhesive and a layer of marine vinyl as I did not have decovil heavy. I got creative. Lol

"This bag is a beast. You will break a sweat attaching the zipper gusset if using a domestic machine. Taking slow inch by inch with a tool to help you keep the vinyl down helps. After you are done, you will feel the sense of accomplishment. You will say, “OMG! I made this!!!”


Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn, Pennsylvania from the USA
Shop Link - 
Jenn's Homemadeology
Machine used - 
Vintage domestic Sears Kenmore 158.17550
Recommended Skill level - 
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sew - Cut time: 30mins, sew time: 4hrs and 15mins
Material used - 
Main Panel - PVC 0.5mm
Base Compartment - The 2 side pieces of the gusset I used PVC 0.5mm thick, and the middle piece of the zipper gusset and base gusset I used 0.5mm thick TPU.

Printed TPU clear vinyl called clear pretty cats from Seweird fabric shop. The pink PVC is from amazon and WPC from FWD.  Peltex 70 as the Stabilizer.

"This tote was so great to be able to take out to the pool. It carried so well and can hold so much! I was even asked if I made bags while getting pictures of my make which was such a confidence booster. This is definitely going to be loved by many and such a great gift too, I have been making them for teacher gifts."


Tester - Thien Ai Hartop, New Hampshire from the USA
Shop Link - NinjaMombieCrafts IGNinjaMombieCrafts FBNinjaMombieCrafts Group 
Sewing Machine used - This was done mostly on the Singer HD 44S until the base binding which I used the Juki because of the PVC vinyl I used.
Recommended Skill level Advanced beginner who is just learning or comfortable with binding
Cut and Sew - 1 hour to cut and 5-6 hours to sew
Material used -

Main Panel and Base Compartment - PVC 20g clear vinyl, and Bombsheller unicorno print in PVC.

Clear vinyl was inherited from my mom’s stash. Unicorno print is from Bombsheller’s custom fabrics. Rainbow mesh was from hobby lobby and zipper tape and rainbow lobster clasp is from Amazon. 

"I loved making this tote! The directions were phenomenal and so easy to follow. It’s so functional with a lot of pockets for organization if you’re headed to the pool or beach! The extra storage in the base compartment is genius. A perfect place to store snacks and the zipper compartment underneath is a great place to store utensils or your valuables that need to be stowed away safely."



Tester - Tina Alanis Carbajal, California from the USA
Shop Link - lilysminime
Machine used - 
Brother Innovis Essence VM5200
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 5-6 hours
Material used - 
Main Panel - Printed TPU 0.5 mm
Base Compartment - Frosted Jelly vinyl 0.5 mm
Printed TPU from Sew Dulce Hardware & More. Frosted jelly from Indo Love Kreations. Hardware from Luxe Hardware and More.  Decovil Heavy as the Stabilizer. 

"The Jazz Tote will be the coolest tote bag at the beach or any event you take it to this summer. This pattern is wonderful for a trip to the beach/pool. It holds a few outfits, towel, sunblock, keys, phone, valuables, shoes, books and even food! This also works great for dance class or the gym. It holds so much and the zippered gusset is easier than it looks! I'm going to make another one for me because my daughter already claimed the 1st one."



Tester - Lacey N Aj Hegarty, Idaho from the USA
Shop Link - lucymaryshandmades
Machine used -
 Juki DU-1181N Industrial
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner
Cut and Sew - 2 hours
Material used -
Main Panel and Base Compartment - TPU from Zipper Valley, waterproof canvas from Fabric Wholesale Direct, hardware from Zipper Valley and binding from Weft and Warp Co., Webbing from Zipper Valley.  Peltex 71F as the stabilizer.

"This pattern was easy to follow and came together quickly. This is the perfect Summer Tote! Lots of pockets, large in size and all easy to clean. Making it with Clear Vinyl was fun and it turned out great. This bag is a must for travelers and beach goers."


Tester - Mui Yan, Singapore
Shop Link - Aderry Craft
Machine used - 
Domestic. Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 3 hours
Material used - 
Main Panel and Base Compartment - Jelly vinyl 0.5mm with medium thickness batting interfacing as the Stabilizer.

"My Jazz Tote testing bag is just in time for my upcoming beach vacation! This is such a cool looking tote. I made my bag using jelly vinyl for the top and bottom exterior, and clear printed vinyl for the exterior pockets. I love the big capacity of the bag which boosts 4 interior mesh pockets, and the special base zipper compartment with inner mesh zipper pocket. Join in the Jazz Tote making fun!! 😍"


Tester - Geraldine Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Made by Starflakes
Sewing Machine used
 - Domestic, Brother NV180K
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner
Cut and Sew - 6 hours
Material used - 
Main Panel - PVC 0.5mm
Base Compartment - Jelly Vinyl 0.5mm
Stabilizer - Decovil Heavy

"Love this awesome bag design, plus its great for showing off the clear vinyl. Perfect as a pool bag, with a separate compartment to keep the wet stuff! Clear instructions and lots of pictures makes sewing this bag a breeze."



Tester - Susi Schuegraf, Mexico
Shop Link - Jungle Pearls
Sewing Machine used - Bernina 790 and Juki dn 118
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner to Intermediate for the Base Compartment
Material used -
Main Panel - TPU and glitter PVC
Base Compartment - Jelly and TPU
Vinyl is from moremeknow,Jelly is weft and warp, tpu is fabric therapy pvc clear holographic glitter is indochina and zipper and webbing is fabric therapy and hard wear aliexpress.  Peltex 70 as the stabilizer.

"Perfect pattern instruction and amazing design.  I love this as the hip beach tote I never had!"


Tester - Gladys Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Chavanthandmade IGChavanthandmade FB
Machine used - 
Heavy duty domestic. Janome HD3000
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner to intermediate
Cutting/Sewing Time -
Cutting approx 1 hour. Sewing approx 4 hours
Material used -
Main Panel - PVC 0.8mm
Base Compartment - PVC, mix of 0.3 and 0.8mm
Hardware and webbing from SMH. Vinyl and bias tape from my own collection.
Stabilizer - SMH

"This tote is simply amazing! Jassie’s instructions are fantastic as usual, with details for every step and tips for tricker bit to ensure your bag is gorgeous. Waterproof bags are simply to die for! It’s easy to clean and maintain and it’s great for so many uses! The base compartment of the tote is also such a great and unique add on. This is definitely a bag not to be missed!"



Tester - Karen Tay, Singapore
Shop Link - TK Embroidery
Sewing Machine used - Brother PQ1500SL
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner
Material used -

Main Panel - 0.5mm PVC + 0.3mm TPU (slip Pocket)
Base Compartment - 0.5 PVC
Clear Vinyl 0.5mm (SG Local Stores) and Slip Pocket Sanrio TPU Vinyl from Sewgirliefun

"Stocked up a lot of Clear Vinyl? Now you can make good use of it with SCD Jazz Tote! Great Tote bag to bring along when going out to beaches during this Summer! Spacious with interior mesh pocket and exterior 2 slip pocket and the luggage sleeve! Not only that, there’s an extended bottom for placing of shoes/ slippers or drinks for picnic usage!"


Tester - Breana Mayfield from Tennessee, USA
Shop Link - bmbcreativity
Machine used - 
Domestic. Brother SE425
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 4-5 hours 
Material used - 

TPU and clear vinyl from Walmart. The TPU is .5mm and the clear is a bit thinner. Clear from Nerdartistry, WPC from Do or Dye, Hardware from Wawak.  Decovil Heavy as the Stabilizer.

"This pattern has so many wonderful applications. You can use it for the beach, a project bag, day trips with the kids, shopping bag, etc. The instructions are ver clear and easy to follow with lots of detailed photographs to make sure everything goes perfectly. As an added bonus: there’s A BUNCH of pockets!"


Tester - Alicia Lorenc-Johnson from California, USA
Shop Link - Alicia Lorenc
Sewing Machine used - Industrial juki du-1181n
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate
Cut and Sew - 6 hours wanted to make sure it was perfect but i think i can get it down to about 4.5
Material used -

Main Panel - clear vinyl from Joanns 16 gauge and 10 gauge for the pockets.
Base Compartment16 gauge clear vinyl from Joanns

Joanns for the clear vinyl and the netting, sewunique for the purple rainbow vinyl, hobby looby for the webbing and hardware, and fabric direct for the water proof canvas. Peltex 70F for the Stabilizer.

"I love the bag, I like that it's big and I live the clear vinyl aspect as well as the bottom pocket at the bottom."
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