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!

We offer face masks! 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 now 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, classic to modern. 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 at a small additional cost!

I will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday November 21. I will NOT be at the Sunday Artisan Market on Sunday November 22 because of the weather prediction. I update my schedule on Friday evening.
The coronavirus affects the THE FARMERS MARKETS..
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open and thriving. All Covid-19 precautions are being followed. I go on Saturdays, unless the weather report is terrible.
The Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market opened on August 16! We will be open for 19 weeks, until Christmas. Weather determines my attendance.
The Northville Market market did not allow crafters this year. I hope my Northville customers find me online and get in touch.
I work at home on non-market days, cutting and sewing.
You can order my products by phone or by email. orders can be mailed, or picked up at my house or the markets. If you plan to come to my house, please wear a mask.
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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