For a while now I have been using double sided tape for my "waterproof" sewing projects. I didn't like the idea of using strait pins and poking more holes in the fabric to keep secure. So, I just use double sided tape to hold the fabric steady when sewing. This way, all I have to concentrate on is sewing a good seam (which, sadly enough, is still tough for me. My strait stich still manages to look like a zig-zag ). So, my question is does anyone else use this, or is there an even better idea out there?

NOTE: If you try this, don't sew through the tape because the needle on the sewing machine will get sticky and bog down the machine. And after the first stich is done (if you're doing more than one) take the tape off so that you won't sew it in the gear/garmet FOREVER !!!