When I’m building small projects, tiny parts that fall off the bench seem to get lost forever. Searching for them on the floor is hard on my knees. My solution: I fastened a strip of Velcro® hook-and-loop tape to the bottom fold of my shop apron. I attached the mating strip to the edge of my bench.
Now, when I “tether” myself to the bench, the apron forms a broad pocket that catches any small parts I drop. You can find hook-and-loop tape at any fabric supply store or home center.
– Jerry Lathrop