If you wear an Apron in the shop, cut off the string-like waist ties and replace them with 1″ nylon strap and a buckle or velcro. You can find them at any fabric store or crafters section in a department store like Wal-Mart. It’s easier to put on and you don’t have those dangerous loose straps hanging from your waist to catch in machinery, dip in finishes, etc. I wish I had seen this tip before my lathe grabbed my apron strings. Luckily the apron was so flimsy that it tore right off without injury, except a minor rope burn to my neck from the neck strap!