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Learn how to share custom designs using the Custom Designs Portal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to also learn about saving custom designs from other players, and how to scan QR codes from previous Animal Crossing games.

Requirements to Share Custom Designs

Able Sisters Tailor Shop

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The Custom Designs Portal is available to use once you have unlocked the Able Sisters Tailor Shop.

If you still don't have it, you can check our guide for help!
How to Unlock the Able Sisters Tailor Shop

Internet Connection

You will need to connect to the internet before you can use this service.

Nintendo Switch Online Membership

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A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use online services in the game.

View the official Nintendo website to learn more about plans and prices.
Pricing Plans - Nintendo Switch Online

How to Share Custom Designs

Go to the Custom Designs Portal

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The Custom Designs Portal can be found inside the Able Sisters Tailor Shop, on the upper right side beside the fitting room.

Select "Post"

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You will be shown a selection of options. Select Post to share a custom design.

Your Creator ID will be Created

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If you choose to post a custom design for the first time, you will be given a Creator ID. You can also view your Creator ID from your passport.

Other players can view your catalog of custom designs by searching for your Creator ID.

Select the Design to Post

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Select the design you want to post. You can choose from Custom Designs and Custom Pro Designs.

Design ID is Created

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The Design ID of the custom design will be generated. You can share your design on social media by posting the photo of your custom design, which includes the Design ID and your Creator ID.

You can also share your designs with us in the Custom Design Share Board. We would love to see your creations!
Custom Design Share Board (134)

How to Save Custom Designs

Search for Custom Designs Using Creator ID or Design ID

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To save custom designs from other players, you can search using the Creator ID or the Design ID.

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View and save from the player's catalog of custom and pro custom designs. View and save a specific custom design.

Save or Report a Design

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You can choose to save a custom design to your catalog. You can also report a custom design if it violates the rules and regulations of custom design sharing.

You Cannot Edit Someone Else's Custom Design

You cannot edit the custom designs of other players. You can only wear them or place them on the ground.

How to Scan QR Codes

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Download Custom Designs from Past Games

You can download custom designs from past games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer through NookLink!

How to Save Designs Using NookLink

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1 Launch the Nintendo Switch Online app and select NookLink.
2 Select Custom Designs.
3 Scan the custom design's QR code using your phone's camera.
4 Open the Custom Designs app from your NookPhone.
5 Press the + button to download and save the custom design to your catalog.

NookLink is available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. Check our guide to learn more.
NookLink Features and How to Download

What Can You Do in the Custom Designs Portal?

View Posted Designs

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You can view all the custom designs you've posted for sharing.

Save or Delete Designs

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You can save a custom design to your catalog in the Custom Designs app. You can also opt to delete a custom design, and it cannot be saved by other players anymore.

Creating Custom Designs

Access from Your NookPhone

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You can create custom designs using the Custom Designs app on your NookPhone, available from the start of the game.

You can also upgrade to the Custom Design Pro Editor to create more varieties of designs.

Related Links

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How to Use the Custom Design Pro Editor

Hand Picked Custom Designs

List of Custom Designs
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Share Your Own Designs!

QR Code Sharing
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2 Anonymous14 days

>>1 That's what I'm wondering, too! Did you try it and know more now?

1 Katsudon9626 days

So if you overwrite a Design in the App, what happens to the Design in the Kiosk/Portal? and can you download them back and edit them again so you can make more designs if you run out of space?

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