Organize Everything: 17 Free Sewing Patterns to Make With Clear Vinyl


These sewing projects are ‘clear’-ly the best because they all have see-through features using clear vinyl. You can sew so many fun things using inexpensive (or upcycled free) clear vinyl!

If you haven’t tried using vinyl on your sewing machine, you can find tips here too. If you have already been sewing on vinyl for years, there is a free tutorial or pattern here you’ll love.

Simple Clear Vinyl Pouch

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If this is your first time sewing with clear vinyl, you might try a project like this simple zipper pouch tutorial that has clear vinyl on the bottom and fabric on top. Keep things separate in a pouch but still have the ability to still see what’s inside.

The Call Me Pouch

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It’s a beautiful pouch that can be used at work, home, and even better – sewing expos and conventions. There are three pockets, a vinyl pocket to hold your ID or something else about 3’’x4’’, a handy zippered pocket below that for cash, coins, or maybe a small set of keys. Learn more.

Peek a Boo Pouch Pattern

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The Peek-a-Boo Pouch pattern was so popular it was featured on It’s Sew Easy TV. I’ve provided a link to the video in my free tutorial.

Dumpling Shaped Vinyl Pouches

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Try sewing a vinyl pouch with a dumpling shape in this free pattern. It’s so handy for traveling!

Clippie Zippie Pouches

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These Clippie Zippies can be sewn with either fabric mesh or vinyl on the front. I can’t decide which I like best!

Vinyl Project Pouch

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Sew an easy Project Pouch with a free sewing pattern! This zippered bag with a vinyl front is perfect for organizing your hand-sewing work, unfinished quilt blocks, or embroidery projects to take on the go. 

Twice as Nice Zippered Organizer

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Sew up a double-sided pouch to help you organize your cosmetics, sewing and craft items, art supplies, travel necessities, and more! This zippered case has two angled compartments that hold more than they appear to. Plus, the inside of the pockets is sewn with vinyl so you can easily see what’s inside.

The Hanging Sewing Caddy

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Vinyl pockets are the best for seeing all your tools and notions! Learn to make a hanging organizer with pockets made out of vinyl with trim along the top edge.

Vinyl Zipper Pouches with Ribbon Trim

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The Ribbon and Vinyl Zipper Pouch tutorial is another great beginner project. The result is perfect for so many uses.

Purse Thingy

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The name of this sweet little wallet with an ID pocket is ‘Purse Thingy.’ Whatever it is named, it sure is a great sewing tutorial.

Easy Clear Bag Tutorial

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It can be difficult to keep fabric pieces in groups or quilt kits together, so a clear bag might be just what you need. This tutorial is easy to sew and has a zipper top so the bags can be closed without letting little bits and pieces sneak out and get lost.

Hanging Organizer

Organize sewing supplies, toiletries, or your car with this Hanging Organizer. Again, you can mix and match vinyl and mesh fabric.

Perfect DIY Wallet Pattern

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The free Perfect DIY Wallet Pattern has a spot for everything you want to carry – including a vinyl pocket for your phone on the back.

DIY Snow Globe Ornaments

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Make your own DIY snow globe ornament with anything you want inside! This cute ornament will look perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or any day you like.

3 Ring Binder Pouch

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Sew up a cute pencil pouch that fits in a 3-ring binder. You can make one that’s BETTER than the pencil pouches that they sell in the store. All you need is a little fabric, a zipper, and some leftover vinyl.

Vinyl and Fabric Tote Bag

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And here it is – the ultimate DIY sewing project with vinyl – a beautiful see-through tote! This is a must-have bag.

ID Card Wallet

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This card wallet pattern looks like a regular little card wallet from the front, but has a vinyl pocket on the back so you can easily see the details on your vaccination card or other ID card.

Tips for Sewing on Vinyl

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Worried about sewing vinyl? Don’t sweat it! There is only one piece of vinyl to sew into this project, and I’ve worked out the easiest way possible. I’ll show you how to make it work no matter your sewing machine. You can also refer to my tips for sewing clear vinyl here.

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