How To Use Custom Design Codes & Patterns in Animal Crossing

This article teaches you how to use custom design codes or patterns in the Animal Crossing New Horizons game for Nintendo Switch with in-game screenshots.

Step 1: Head over to Able Sisters

After you’ve unlocked the Able Sisters shop, you can now visit the store and have access to the Custom Designs Portal or Kiosk.

Step 2: Access the Custom Designs Portal or Kiosk

You’ll find the Custom Designs Portal at the back of the shop.

Step 3: Choose to enter a Creator ID or Design ID

You can opt to enter the Design ID or the Creator ID. The Design ID will only show you the specific custom design you found. If you enter the Creator ID, you’ll be able to see other custom designs that the creator has uploaded as well. Using the Creator ID is recommended if you’re looking at a set of a custom design.

Step 4: Enter the ID and save the desired custom design

On a screenshot, the Design ID is the string of characters on the right, while the Creator ID is the string of characters on the left. You will have the chance to select which slot the design will go to. If you select a slot that already has a design, that will get overwritten. Any items you previously customized with the pattern will show the new design you saved.

That’s it! Repeat Steps 3-4 if you have more designs to add or are going through a set of custom designs.

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You start off with of 50 custom design slots (paths, textiles, signs, floors, etc.) and 50 pro designs (clothing) available per island.

As of March 18, 2021 (update), you can purchase an upgrade in Resident Services for an additional 50 custom design lots, additional 50 pro designs, and the ability to access the Custom Design Portal on your NookPhone.