I didn’t want to leave the powder in the powder throw exposed to the sun and I didn’t really want to constantly empty it so I made a little cover for it. At the fabric store I looked at all the black fabric to find a piece that was the most opaque and I bought a half yard (5.99/yr – 50% off = $1.50) and some red thread because I am vain.
To actually make the sleeve I followed the following steps:
- I determined the size of the fabric by holding it up to the powder throw and adding ~1/2″ for the height and wrapping it around the throw and adding another 1/2″ seem allowance.
- I finished the top and bottom edges by folding it over and stitching 1/4″ from the fold.
- I folded it in half and sewed the 2 unfinished edges together again 1/4″ from the edge.
Then I slid it on, that’s it.
I can easily slide it up or down to check the powder level and since it doesn’t cover the top I can add powder or empty a case without removing it and my powder is shielded from the sun.