I have the large hobo scribble from 2006 and if yours came out good in the wash, I'm going to give it a go with a little OxyClean. Thanks for the tip.I have the scribble tote from 2006. The pastelly one. It has alittle bit of suede trim on the outside pockets. Well, my bag got SO DIRTY. I wasn't using it because it was so dirty so I figured let me take a chance and wash it. I threw it in the washer with woolite and the gentle cycle. After it finished, I laid out white towels, stuffed with more white towels and let it dry for 3 days. It looks awesome. MUch cleaner. I even did a second time and pretreated a few spots like the corners with the woolite. Do you have a picture of the bag you are referring to? Maybe its the same.