This project recycles an IKEA laptop bag (it's called FLORT and costs $9.99 at IKEA) into one perfectly sized for your Asus eee pc. Specifically this one fits my eee pc 1000 but I think you could modify this project to fit any small netbook.
The computer originally came with a nice black zippered sleeve and you can still use it with this case for added protection.
I originally bought the IKEA bag for my larger Sony Vaio but the bag was a little too short for the laptop to fit comfortably. As a result, the bag eventually ended up in a closet. When I got my new eee pc, I started to shop around for a nice travel bag. What I found though is that most of the bags out there are too big or if they fit my netbook there is no room for peripherals, like my mouse and all those cords.
Suddenly I remembered my IKEA bag and thought maybe I could customize it. For free.
The following steps take you through my journey.
Step 1: Disassemble the bag
The tools and equipment you'll need for this project are a sewing machine, scissors, snap-off blade knife, a seam ripper, a metal ruler, marking pencil, and sewing thread. The fabric is sturdy but not too heavy, so I was able to use a needle for heavy-weight fabrics and a polyester-wrapped cotton thread.
Take apart the bag. This took a while but well worth it. There are many parts to recycle for the project and I only used parts from the original bag. I didn't have to add any new hardware or fabric.
Here are are all the components.