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.


My bold promise that I MIGHT go to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturdays in the winter has gone flat, but I will be back at the markets in April. In the meantime, I had my kitchen painted and got rid of the clutter. Please feel free to call me if you live close by, and you can shop at my house! If you don't live nearby, I mail orders every week and I'm glad to help you on the phone if you need advice.

The Ann Arbor markets put great safety precautions in place, and I will again have two market days a week in Ann Arbor to sell and see my friends and customers.

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 - it's only 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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