Since my MP3 player turned out not to be a popular one, few companies made cases for it and not enjoying my choices, I decided to make my own. After some bad ideas, some good ideas, lots of failed and half-finished cases, I finally created one that I liked. It's made from some playing cards I got for $0.50 at Target, tape and some glue.
This type of case will not protect against drops or falling but will protect against smudges and scratches.
Step 1: Practice
The first time you make this, I recommend not using the actual cards you want to use. The case produced in this tutorial is the third one I made. I also show shots of the second one I made (which is what I use.) The first one I made was shoddy and I intentionally used cards I didn't want to. This gave me a way to test the design, figure out what I was doing and get a gyst of the MP3 player's shape before moving on to later versions.
I mad ea few mistakes with the dimensions in the one I made for this tutorial. So be careful and be willing to make more than one.
Step 2: Get the Dimensions of Your MP3 Player
To do this, I put paper over it and rubbed it with a pencil so I could get a sort of drawing of the features on the MP3 player. I wrapped the whole think in paper, folded it and marked it so that I could have a flat sheet I could compare sizes of cards to.
Be careful while folding and etching. Doing it wrong makes the end result useless. Don't be afraid to try this multiple times. It's worth the effort to get it right and not mess up your finished case.