In my shop, this is how I create all of the pattern pieces for an inlaid design. A typical boot top is four panels–two fronts and two backs. Assuming the design is symmetrical, each design element is repeated either four or eight times. Cutting a pattern for each piece ensures that I can repeat it accurately.
I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.