A little bit of product placement, yes. Because Ryan works for HP. But both of us think his MacBook is far superior. That aside, here is the new home for my netbook from the tutorial found here. I think I'd do it next time more like a diaper clutch or stocking so that the lining inside had more of a finished edge. If I'd noticed the unfinished insides earlier, I may have changed it. But it works for now.
Ryan hopes this little sleeve means I will use my netbook more (instead of commandeering his Mac)...likely, that will not be the case. At least it will be cushioned and accessible on my flight to DC next week!