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.


Schedule for this weekend June 12-13: I will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday; try to shop before 2pm because it might rain. Sunday I am likely to go to the Artisan market, but will firm up that decision on Saturday evening. Sorry for the inconvenience. Call me Saturday evening for info about Sunday.
Special this weekend: selection of 60 different masks at half price (2 for $12, ask to see), OR buy two at regular price, get one from the sale group FREE!.

I just added 20 items to the Sale small purses, and 25 items to the Sale large purses. Go to Fabric samples, and scroll to he bottom of the page to find the sale bags. Call or email to order these bargain purses.
You may shop at my house if you live close by; call to schedule. Or I'm glad to help you on the phone if you need advice.

The Northville Market, for the second year, did not allow crafters to participate. If you are a Northville customer, stay in touch and come to my house to shop if you wish - I live just 11 miles east of that market.

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