Designing and upholstering custom motorcycle seats can be a lot of fun, especially when customers give you creative license to try new and bold ideas. Because the possibilities are endless, it’s important to sketch out your ideas on paper before making a single stitch. To help you do just that, we’ve added our first illustration of a motorcycle seat to The Hog Ring Design Studio.
If you don’t already know, The Hog Ring Design Studio is a growing collection of seat and automotive interior sketches that lack color and detail, but provide a solid foundation for you to experiment on top of with various color schemes and stitch patterns.
This month we’ve added to the mix a ¾ angle and an overhead view of a generic two-up motorcycle seat. A center line and seam are made visible to help you align your patterns in proportion to the seat.
Print the illustration and make copies to keep on hand at your shop. When clients arrive for a consultation or estimate, break out a set of color pencils and use the illustration to collaborate with them on ideas. Make note of color swatch numbers and other details in the title box on the bottom right corner. Finally, have them sign off on drafts before stapling copies to their receipts. This will eliminate any future confusions or disputes.
Through The Hog Ring Design Studio, we aim to simplify the customer-consultation process by providing every auto upholstery shop with the ability to produce professional vehicle interior illustrations.
Please visit our Design Studio to download, print and use the illustrations free of charge — and look out for next month’s additions!