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Been awhile…

Posted in airbrushed, Blackline, brown, Custom Embroidery, Dyna, Fatbob, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Road King, Skull, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Tank bib, tank panel, WWII Bomber with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2017 by Chris Wright

It has been ages since I posted here to the blog, mainly because Facebook and Instagram are so much easier to use.
But it seems a good number of folks keep swinging by to check out Three Mutts Customs so here are a few pics to show what we’ve been up to lately. Of course hand tooled fender bibs, tank bibs and custom bags are still our specialty but now we’re matching to the popular seats more closely.  Mustang distressed brown material is in stock, a new relationship with LePera allows us access to ALL of their materials and Corbin matching material is possible now too!

Custom embroidery in house! An inexpensive way to apply full color designs to your custom bib.

Brown tank bibs material matched to Mustang seats, both in plain and diamond stitch!

More Chaos Pebbles with the new full body and Split Lane designs!

And for those that want to go full tilt for a full custom, there are always hand tooled & airbrushed possibilities.

Laser Engraving, a year later

Posted in Fender bibs, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Motorcycles, Road King, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, switchback, Tank bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Chris Wright

So last year I mentioned getting a laser engraver and didn’t have many of my own examples (previously farmed out the engraving part to another shop), a year later that has all changed.  I’m rocking the laser most days of the week now, either for full designs, as accents to hand tooled items.  The laser gives me control over fine text and accents that no one can touch by hand and it provides a highly accurate tool for exacting logo reproductions when needed.  Obviously I still hand tool much of my work and enjoy it that way but sometimes the laser is the way to go.  Here is an updated gallery of pieces engraved with my Full Spectrum Laser. – Chris

How about some color?!

Posted in color mixing, Fender bibs, Heritage, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Road King, Slim, Softail, StreetGlide, switchback, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by Chris Wright

One of my specialties is airbrushed and hand painted custom tank bibs and fender bibs.
Eagles, Pin-Ups, and Sugar Skulls are just a few of my recent full color subjects. What some folks don’t realize is these are hand tooled first and then painted. This enhances the highlights, shadows and depth of the final piece. Granted, the process isn’t cheap but the end result is unlike most custom bibs, for Harleys or any other bike you’ll find out there.

here are a couple of pics of my most recent custom painted tank and fender bibs for Harley motorcycles.  Enjoy!

Time flies when you are having fun…

Posted in Fatboy, Fender bibs, Motorcycles, Road King, Slim, Softail, StreetGlide, Tank bib, Tooled Leather, Uncategorized, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2015 by Chris Wright

Has it really been almost a year since my last post?! For those that have been following along on Facebook or Instagram (@threemuttscustoms) you know that I haven’t slowed down at all.
In fact, things have never been busier and have been bringing new designs and tooling styles to the market.

Over the next week, I’ll attempt to catch up everyone on the happenings of the last year…I have a literal ton of pictures to post.

A few updates on the Three Mutts Customs offerings:

Custom leather tank bibs and fender bibs for Harley-Davidson motorcycles are my specialty.  The traditional patterns for nearly every model of Harley are on hand and for those that are not, a few measurements or a tracing is all I need to bring something new to life.  In the last year I have also designed a new, wider drop point style tank bib for the Softail Slim & Heritage pointed dash.
Of course, my other proprietary designs have also been improved including the Fatboy OEM seat matching fender bib, the Heritage matching fender bib and others.

As of 2013 I discontinued the VTX whaletail tank bibs but there is a new kid on the block I have been working with to restart the line.  I’ll talk about Jeff and his new whaletail tank bib business in a later post.  You can also email him directly at abgmsales@hotmail.com

Now that you have a update preview, how about a few pictures for your viewing pleasure?

Enjoy!
Chris
Three Mutts Customs

a few recent custom tank and fender bibs

Posted in C90T Boss, custom work, Fender bibs, Harley Softail, Laser Engraving, leather, Motorcycles, StreetGlide, Suzuki, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Chris Wright

Had a couple of new and cool custom leather Harley fender bibs and a tank bib roll out of the shop this week and it got a little crazy with color around here.

I added a new example to the Suzuki Boulevard C90T Boss custom fender bibs, this one was engraved on the new laser and then finished and laced by hand.

The Frankenstein bib was made for a 2013 Harley StreetGlide and the Blackhawk fender bib and Senior Aviators tank bib is for a 2003 Softail Heritage. All three were hand tooled and hand painted with Citadel and Vallejo acrylics.

Enjoy!
Chris
Http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

 

Sugar Skull rear Fender bib

Posted in Fender bibs, Motorcycles, StreetGlide, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2014 by Chris Wright

Custom Leather Rear Fender Bib for a 2013 Harley StreetGlide was delivered and installed on the client’s bike today.
Hand tooled Sugar Skull on Hermann Oak 6oz leather, black kangaroo triple loop edge lacing, 12mm chrome spots and Khorne Red highlights hand painted to make it pop.

Here is a pic of the installed bib and the raw tooling before it was colored.

Enjoy!
Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

sugar_skull_fender_bib with spots  sugar skull fender bib raw tooling

New artwork option – Laser Engraving!

Posted in C90T Boss, Custom Embroidery, Fender bibs, keychain, knife sheath, Laser Engraving, leather, Motorcycles, New Items, Road King, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Suzuki, Tank bib, Tooled Leather, wallet chain with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by Chris Wright

I’ve been working on a few different options for custom fender bib and tank bib artwork to compliment hand tooled designs for the last year. After researching what is possible, what looks best and performs under the sometimes brutal conditions motorcycle leather can go through I added custom embroidery to the line up late last year.  Embroidery gave folks another option for affordable, full color designs but there was still a gap in the line up.  I wanted another line, one that could provide in stock or fast ship inventory at a great price and still be somewhat customizable.  I was also trying to figure out a way to provide bibs with the possibility of tiny detail, to the level that hand tooling and embroidery couldn’t achieve with prefect clarity.

After long consideration, I’m adding LASER ENGRAVING to the available options for adding designs to your custom leather fender bibs and tank bibs!

Laser engraving is a great addition to our offerings, the detail possible is insanely small and it has a similar appearance to hand tooled artwork for flat two dimensional and line art designs.  It will also allow us to now personalize items like the wallet chain and key chain fobs like never berfore.

Here are a few examples of pieces a few clients have been brave enough to let me experiment with to dial in the process, enjoy!

Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

Recent custom fender bibs

Posted in C90T Boss, Fender bibs, Harley Fatboy, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, leather, Motorcycles, New Items, Road King, Softail, StreetGlide, Suzuki, Tank bib, Tooled Leather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Chris Wright

To try and catch up on updates, here is a small assortment of recent fender bibs I’ve made for clients. Notice the new addition to the bike list, the 2013 Suzuki C90T “Boss” fender bib is now a regular pattern and the C50 is coming soon.

This was a big Harley-Davidson Softail month for some reason, had a Deluxe, a Deuce and a couple of Heritage requests come in along with a 2014 StreetGlide and I still have work to finish up on a Crossbones, a Dyna Fat Bob, a Fatboy, a Road King and another Softail Deluxe before the month is over!  Enjoy the pics and check the blog for some other new updates…

Cheers,
Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

 

Coordinating and matching motorcycle leathers

Posted in Big Dog Choppers, Custom Embroidery, custom work, Danny Gray seat, Fatboy, Fender bibs, Handlebar bag, Honda, Inspiration, Leatherwork, Mastiff, Motorcycles, Road King, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Tank bib, tank panel, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Chris Wright

Hey folks, Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I wanted to touch on matching and coordinating custom tank and fender bibs with your existing theme, color scheme or factory gear.  Now, having your gear match isn’t a necessity especially if function is your goal but if you are looking for a clean look to show off at Bike Night and such, coordination can make or break your look.

There are a ton of materials out there but in general there are a fixed number of suppliers so getting a good match or a close match for a tank bib or fender bib is usually possible.  Bigger companies like Harley will subcontract their materials so they are exclusive but close alternatives can be had if you know where to look. Matching another custom maker is also possible when good pictures and references are provided.

This post is picture heavy but I wanted to give you good folks some inspiration for your own matched sets and to show what is possible. None of these bikes were local so everything was done via pictures, emails and most importantly…good communication!

Enjoy!
Chris
Three Mutts Customs
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

New Article – How to make a rear fender bib

Posted in Fender bibs, How to Make, Magazine Articles, Road King, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by Chris Wright

My latest article for the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal is in print now, “How to make a rear fender bib” appears in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of the Journal.  The article covers everything from pattern making, layout suggestions, how to protect the fender during the work, wet forming, lacing and a free pattern for 1997-current Road King/StreetGlide fender bibs.

This issue also has a number of other worthwhile articles and is the kick-off issue that will feature a new section, “Urban Leather” featuring article that focus more on the motorcycle and rock & roll scenes!  To get a copy of this issue for yourself, visit their online store here:

http://www.leathercraftersjournal.com/product.cfm?product=383

~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

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