Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Sable – How to make friends with Sable and get new custom Able Sisters models

Image: Austin Voigt

When you start to visit your island’s tailor shop in Animal crossing: new horizons, you will notice that Sable – a seam forever found at the back left of the shop – will hesitate to speak to you from the start. Often times when you try to talk to her, Able’s younger sister – Mabel – will step in and ask you to let her work in peace.

However, for anyone who’s played previous games in the Animal Crossing series, you know Sable is the hedgehog with a heart of gold – and a friendship (or custom-sewn patterns) worth working for.

Guide to befriending Sable and accessing special models

How do you become friends with Sable at the Able Sisters store?

Don’t give up: keep trying to strike up a conversation with Sable every time you visit the store. Each day that you talk to her, she will start telling you more about herself and her sisters, engaging in longer conversations and divulging more details over time.

She’ll also become friendlier to you, and want to start showing her appreciation for your attention – in the form of hand-sewn designs for use in customizing furniture.

Access to Sable models when customizing furniture
Access to Sable models when customizing furniture (Photo: Austin Voigt)

How do you get new models from Sable?

At some point in your budding friendship (about a week, by our estimate), she will start sewing various patterns that you can use when customizing most furniture with fabric on it.

So far we have received a total of 10 sets, each made up of 20 different models (we believe this may be the limit, but more may appear later – we will update this article if so. ):

  • Polka dot print
  • Striped
  • checkerboard 1
  • checkerboard 2
  • Traditional 1
  • Traditional 2
  • Retro
  • Natural
  • Toys
  • Cool

Have you ever befriended Sable? What is your favorite set of patterns for personalizing furniture? Let us know in the comments!

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a full list of fish, a full list of bugs, and a full list of sea creatures. If you’re looking for specific fish or insects, we can walk you through how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Threadfish, Golden Trout, and all sharks and beetles, plus a full list. creatures that leave at the end of the month (unless you visit the islands of Kapp’n’s Boat Tour, of course!).

We can also help you with How to Spot Fake Redd Paintings and Statues, How to Make Bells Quickly, How to Breed Flowers, How to Get More DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook’s Cranny, where and when to find special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, plus tips on using Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Logging and moving trees, using amiibo on Harv’s Island, How to save your island data, How to time travel, How to get a 5 star island rating and much more.

If you are looking for help with new content, we can help you find gyroids, unlock the Brewster cafe, use the new Pro Camera app for selfies, adopt new prescriptions, get the Froggy chair alright -loved and even to learn to cook.

And finally, where to buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven’t purchased the game yet, and how to buy the Happy Home Paradise DLC too!

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