I am very hard on my electronics. My first three iPods died, two of them within warranty, but the last one not. Upon buying my fourth iPod, I decided to do something about this: I designed my own custom iPod case. I’ve had this iPod for 5 years, and it’s still going strong.
I purchased a simple buckle clip, so that it could attach to whatever I was wearing (my clothes often don’t have pockets).
It’s the second piece of leatherwork I ever made, after the patchwork leather shoulder bag.
A mixture of velcro and a strong clasp (found at a thrift store) securely hold the iPod in place.
A thick lining of fleece is sandwiched inside the leather for cushioning. Yes, I’ve dropped this many times, and the iPod still works. 🙂
Originally, I took the black iPod-holding piece off of another cheap case, as I didn’t then have the leather skills to make my own. Now, I can make these custom pieces myself, hand-shaped and dyed.
My iPod lives a long life, and stays fashionably hidden in a one-of-a-kind piece of leather patchwork art.