Backpack May 25, 2016 Its been awhile since I made a bag, and I wanted to finish setting up my studio for it, so I decided to make this backpack Cutting all the pieces Starting to look more like a backpack! I had to learn a lot about sewing machine repair right about here. The answer was that the needle post was about 1/16" too low (!) In the middle of the night I had the idea to add this silk jacquard I had laying around for the gusset. I'm glad I did because I think it looks great!