Wash Canvas Backpack

Canvas backpacks offer a combination of practicality and fashion. Nonetheless, they are prone to gathering dirt, stains, and unpleasant smells as time passes. If your reliable canvas backpack is starting to look a bit shabby, no need to worry. This blog post will walk you through the process of properly washing your canvas backpack.

What You’ll Need

  • A mild detergent
  • A soft bristle brush or a toothbrush
  • A clean towel
  • Cold water

Steps to Wash Your Canvas Backpack

1. Empty the Backpack

Before proceeding, ensure your backpack is empty. Check all pockets and compartments to leave nothing behind.

2. Pre-treat Stains

If your canvas backpack has visible stains, you may need to pre-treat them. Apply a small amount of mild detergent directly to the stain and gently scrub with a soft bristle brush or toothbrush.

3. Prepare Your Washing Solution

Mix a small amount of mild detergent with cold water. Do not use hot water as it may cause the canvas to shrink or colours to bleed.

4. Wash the Backpack

Immerse your backpack in the solution and use your brush to gently scrub. Pay special attention to particularly dirty areas.

5. Rinse and Dry

Rinse your backpack thoroughly under cold running water. Make sure all detergent is removed. Then gently press out excess water and blot with a clean towel. Allow your backpack to air dry completely before using it again.


And there you have it! With these simple steps, you can keep your canvas backpack clean and looking its best. Remember, it’s important to treat stains as soon as they occur to prevent them from setting in, and always let the backpack dry fully to prevent mildew.