Always feel free to call with questions, suggestions, or comments.

To place an order,
phone (734) 525-3549 or

PLEASE NOTE: I don't text and am not able to receive text messages.

I've been designing and making bags for over 40 years. My styles are simple and functional. What makes the products special is the beautiful fabrics. I have an eye for color and design, and I know what my customers like. I look at more than 50,000 fabrics a year, searching for designs that are unusual and beautiful. It's a treasure hunt!

Daren Otis

The fabric shown in the background of this page is called
"Bali Strand of leaves, navy and magenta."

An Amazing selection of
Tote Bags, Purses & Accessories!


  • Two layers of premium cotton fabric + inner layer of non-woven interfacing
  • Adjustable elastic
  • Order with nose wire for $1.00 more
  • Order any fabric you like. Also, 65 fabrics available for immediate delivery! See "Fabric samples" category 18.
For more information, go to "Products" category 4.

Lightweight Travel Totes offers 20 different styles of bags, purses and accessories, and over 500 gorgeous fabric selections.

Fabrics range from stunning to subtle, cute to sophisticated, modern to classic. Use the "search" page to find your favorite theme, interest, or color.

Affordable - Purses and tote bags range from $16 to $45; accessories are priced from $4.50 to $11.

Lightweight - My fabric bags are comfortable and easy to carry.

Useful Features - include pockets, adjustable straps, key-clips, and more.

Easy Care - The bags are flat, convenient for easy packing or storing. Most of the fabrics are washable.


Schedule for this weekend December 11-12: l hope to be at the Amm Arbor markets on both days; check back on Friday! It's a good idea to call my home phone on the market day to see if I went to the market; if the weather report changes overnight, I sometimes change plans in the morning. I would not wan t you to drive to the market and find out that I did not show up! Home phone: (734) 525-3549
My outgoing message is updated daily.

Market special this week: 7" masks only $7.99 (regularly $12.00)! These fit women's smaller heads and kids. Measure your current mask's width to get an idea what size you are used to.
Also: Holiday-theme small change purses - package of 6 for $18 (normally $27); and Holiday-theme change purse with pocket - package of 6 for $30 (normally $45).
Special for market shoppers: Poly mailers are available for free with your purchase.
Take a look at the SALE categories 29-34 under "fabric samples." There are good bargains in these overstocked items. I do not have these sale bags in my market stock; however, can bring them if you call me the day before.
Call or email to place orders... I'm glad to help you on the phone if you need advice.

If you live near Livonia, you may come to my house to shop if you wish.

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