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call 734-525-3549 or

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I've been designing and making bags for over 40 years. My styles are simple and functional. What makes the products unique is the beautiful fabrics. I have an eye for color and design, and I also know what my customers like. I look at hundreds of fabrics a year, searching for new fabrics that are unusual and stunning.

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!


Lots of beautiful new fabrics have been added in the past few months. See all the newest fabrics by going to Fabric Samples>NEW Fabrics!

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Lightweight Travel Totes offers 20 different styles of bags, purses and accessories, and several hundred gorgeous fabrics.

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 $12.

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 easy to pack and store. Most of the fabrics are washable.



I will go back to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and the Sunday Artisan market in early to mid April, weather permitting. The markets are at the same location - 315 Detroit Street. Check back in APril. I change this schedule on Fridays.


Looking for bargains? Take a look at the SALE categories 30-35 under "fabric samples." All styles have been updated, and new items have been added. Savings from 20-50% off!

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