New i-Pods are pricey, so no cash wasleft for one of those fancy plastic covers. Old t-shirts are cheap... and EVERYWHERE! I used the shoulder seam as the drawstring. To make sure the iPod wouldn't fall out, I attached the cover flap just inside of the opening of the pouch, below the seam that forms the tube for the drawstring, and added a button. The Penguin 'Punk' pin is from Berlin, and there's a red "Rock The Arts" pin from Hot Topic on the back.
Sorry about the cat hair... my de-linting roller has gone AWOL.