One of the main challenges designers
have is to reduce waste, as they will probably be working to a budget.
The best way to reduce waste is to plan ahead.
Designers use something called a lay plan to help them by laying paper
patterns onto material. Waste is reduced by positioning the patterns close
together, fitting shapes tightly around each other. A bit like cutting
biscuits out of dough.
Print out the two sheets below. Cut out the long sleeve T-shirt pattern
pieces and see if you can fit them all into the box. When you have finished
you will have created a lay plan of your own.