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!

Face masks are available! Featuring: 2 layers of premium cotton fabric and an inner layer of non-woven interfacing, adjustable elastic, and a huge choice of fabrics! Nosewires are an option! For information, go to "Products" category 4. Also see "Fabric samples" category 28.
**NOTE: the mask page has been revised, and now shows fall and Christmas fabrics.

My business, 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.

*WEEKLY NEWS* Masks can now be ordered with nosewires for $1.00 more!

My bold promise that I MIGHT go to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturdays, in the cold, has fallen flat. I am cleaning up huge messes (piles of papers, etc) left in the wake of non-stop work from April through December, 2020. I will be back at the markets in April or May. If you need anything, call me and I will mail it or get it to you.
The Sunday Artisan Market re-opens on April 11th. I extend thanks to all my customers who have supported my business over the years and especially this pat year when all the craft shows were canceled. The Ann Arbor markets put great safety precautions in place, and it was a lifesaver to have two market days a week to sell and see my friends and customers.
The Northville Market market did not allow crafters in 2020. I don't know if I will be going back in 2021. I hope my Northville customers get in touch.
To place an order or make an appointment, phone (734) 525-3549 or email

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

Feel free to always call with questions, suggestions, or comments!

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 find. 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, that my customers will like. It's an exciting treasure hunt!
Daren Otis

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