Always feel free to call with questions, suggestions, or comments.

To place an order,
call 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 also know what my customers like. I look at more than 50,000 fabrics a year, searching for about 20 new designs that are unusual and stunning.

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!


Lots of beautiful new fabrics have been added in the past few months. See all the newest fabrics by going to Fabric Samples>NEW Fabrics!

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Lightweight Travel Totes offers 20 different styles of bags, purses and accessories, and over 900 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 $12.

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 easy to pack and store. Most of the fabrics are washable.



Sorry everyone, I will not be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday Sept 17. I will be at the Artisan Market on Sunday September 18 from 11-4. My attendance always depends on the weather and my physical condition!
I change this notice every week, on Friday. Call (734) 525-3549 to make sure I am at the market before driving there; sometimes I have to cancel on short notice, usually because of weather.

You may place an order by email or phone, and customers who live nearby can pick up orders at my house. Call to schedule a visit.


Looking for bargains? Take a look at the SALE categories 30-35 under "fabric samples." Sale bags were added to "Large purses" and "Small purses" on June 3.

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