I conquered my fear of inserting zippers awhile back, but so far I have only put them in the little bags that I make, like this one:
All that has changed since I found this tutorial. Now I know how to make a zippered throw pillow, and I can't believe how stinkin' easy it was. I made this one for my nephew, cuz his whole room is decorated in Arizona Cardinals gear:
Maybe I'll get the courage up one day to try the invisible zipper.... but for now, this works for me!
P.S. I luuurve my new sewing machine.... it is AWESOME!!