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 an exciting 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 nosewire for $1.00 more
  • Huge choice of fabrics!
For information, go to "Products" category 4. Also see "Fabric samples" category 28.

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 washable.


I will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market Saturday May 8 from 8-3, and the Sunday Artisan Market on May 9 from 11-4. The Ann Arbor markets have put great covid safety precautions in place - masks, distancing, etc.
Weekly special May 8-9: makeup cases with velcro closure (7x5") 2 for $4.00! Limit 4. Huge variety available.

In February I had my kitchen painted and got rid of some clutter. It will be much nicer now to have customers visit me at my house. Please feel free to call me if you live close by, and you can schedule a day to shop here! If you don't live nearby, I can mail your order. I'm glad to help you on the phone if you need advice.

The Northville Market, for the second year, is not allowing crafters. if you are a Northville customer, please know that my absence from the market is not my decision. Stay in touch and come to my house - I live just 11 miles east of the market.

On January 22nd, I was interviewed on WNZK AM 680 Detroit about The Sunday Artisan Market. You can listen to the archived show here. My segment is about 15 minutes into the Very Ann Arbor January 22nd episode.

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