How to unlock the QR code machine in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Published on August 27th, 2013 by Rocío V.

While this is one of the easiest ‘upgrades’ you can get in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it has come to my attention that it is easily missed. You won’t need to spend money, but like other tasks, it will require a few days to get results.

What is the QR Code machine?

It is a pink “sewing” machine that will allow you to scan QR codes of custom designs, and create your own. This way you can get new patterns and pieces of clothes from different online websites at your own leisure.

How to unlock the QR Code machine?

All you have to do is head to the Able Sisters’ store everyday and talk with Sable, the brown porcupine that is always sewing, for 10 days in a row. The first couple of times, you will receive nice treatment, as Sable is devoted to what she does and rarely gives herself time to stop and talk. She is also reserved so only by forcing her to acknowledge your presence, you will eventually cause her to get familiar with you. After a while you will get some interesting conversations about their past and she will set up the machine in the store for you to use.

Where Can I get Animal Crossing QR designs?

The easiest way for me has been to simply type the following in google, “New Leaf QR Patterns“, and click on the results. Many tumblr blogs have devoted themselves to create a collection from of the best designs that have been around even before the game was released outside of Japan. If you need a place to get started, you can try out QRcrossing.

If you have anime, cartoon or a videogame characters in mind, you will most likely find designs about them. It really helps you customize your town more and doll into your own preferences. You can also get floor patterns that will help set not only walkways but fake pools and decorations that enhance your town’s looks. 

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About Rocío V.

Rocío is a Mexican video gamer who loves The Legend of Zelda series and admits to be biased in favor of Nintendo. She currently lives in Australia and collects Zelda Merchandise.