Are you ready to create some patterns?!?  In a shocking move – in the fact that it was suppose to be released at the end of July – The Sims 3 Create-A-Pattern Tool can now be downloaded at the official Sims 3 site!  Yes, it’s true, SimFans passed along the link and I’m installing it as I type.  If you want to download it, you can do so here.

Create and share your own original patterns for The Sims 3.

Create and share your own original patterns with The Sims™ 3 Create a Pattern Tool. Whether you’ve been hankering for a new plaid for your Sims’ PJs or an exquisite flourish of tiles for their floors, everything you want to create is now within your grasp! Design a pattern quickly using dozens of images available in the Sticker Library or layer and modify your own images to create even more unique patterns. Expand your creativity and share your creations online through The Sims 3 Exchange.


  • As the official pattern tool for The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Create a Pattern Tool makes it easy for you to make your own patterns and ensures that your designs and game will remain intact.
  • Apply your newly created patterns to your Sims’ furniture, clothing, floors, walls, and more!
  • This powerful yet easy-to-use tool is perfect for all types of users ranging from beginners to advanced designers.
  • Preview your patterns in 3D with the click of a button, then export directly to your game.
  • Show off your creations to Sims fans around the world through The Sims 3 Exchange.

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I just uninstalled CAW (I could never really get it to work for me and ended up giving up) but this seems a lot easier. I think I’ll got get it now 😀


hmm. . . this looks interesting . . . I’d love to talk more about it with you jud . . . perhaps its time you got that forum up and running aye 😉 😛 hehe


Grr, it’s not letting me download it 🙁 it says “You must be logged in as an administrator to download” and when I did that, it still gave the message 🙁 maybe it’s still a big  bugged, I’ll wait till they officially blog about it to try again.


I just love the tool. It’s pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. Tip: Be sure to add a background to the pattern to be able to recolor in game as I am having trouble with the color control and not recoloring correctly. There also is a preview option and it allows you to recolor the objects without starting the game. 😀


I got a direct link:

Thank god I love HTML and JS. 😀

Riley/Mod the Spore

Personally this annoying, EA is focusing on an pattern tool when their are serious bugs with the game such as CTD and Processing forever and also annoying me with not updating CAW putting my world Gates Cove on a hold. But i have a theory that tomorrow their could be a big patch coming to Sims. It has been roughly 24 days since AMB came out and EA normally does their big news on Thursday.


When creating a whole pattern for jacket, it leaves white lines across after done with it. It doesn’t look good in CAS because the jacket has all white lines across because of layers. I did try to put each of pattern close to prevent them, but still nothing. How can I remove those? Thanks.


I’m still waiting for them to release a patch Create A World to make it Ambitions compatible!

They are so slow at bug fixing and patching!


I know! You’d figure they’d would of had this out by the time Ambitions were released. Didn’t they say that CAW is the tool they use? Why didn’t they have it planned to fix? 🙁


Meh patterns…. it’s easy enough to do them without an extra tool….. It would be nice if they gave us something that would really benefit the community like CAW did instead of something that we’ve been doing a week after the game was released. Give us an animation tool and it would be gold XD

FIX CAW!!!!!


Never mind because I already got it:) We would have to be patience for a new patch for CAW:) It will be coming out anytime.

Richard Joy

Bloody things useless, mine won’t even install.


A patch would alraedy been made by EA at this far don’t you think?

Honestly, I have been using CAW since released, and in Ambitions it simply crash and it’s by now 25 days and they didn’t fixed yet.

But hey, this new tool is as great, for it’s simplicity I say.


I just hope their next patch don’t make this tool stop working forever…


I agree that EA needs to focus on more important issues.  I also hope that a new patch will come out soon with even more bug fixes.  Let’s see what happens.


I got it installed right though. How do I use it? Where is the tool? Do I need to go to the game? And where in there i find the tool?? Could someone please help me, i cant find it.


I can’t quite seam to get it to work! Does any 1 have advice? I downloaded it but I don’t know where to use it! 🙁 Do you use it in the game? I’m confused! Please help!!!!!!


Its a standalone tool. Install it in a separate location from the game. Be sure to read the necessary readme file on how to use! 🙂


Hey one more comment on a bug that you see another left in the game but this time with the sims 3 Ambitions guada this happens to a heading error code 12 please fix the error soon and is quite annoying that every time are dating errors the game please a producer or creator of this page to make known to the department the sims 3 dcho error and thank you …


how do you colour the backround of your pattern. i’m having trouble with that. :}


If only there was a create a tattoo tool


Thank you Mark for the direct link! I could not get mine to download from the website for some reason.


I really want to download it but when go on to and press the download button it says to login then i login and i press it and it does not let me.


My The sims is from russia, why can´t i use the pattern createor anyways?? :S


there actually is a create-a-custom-tatoo tool, look for it.


I just downloaded the create-a-pattern tool yesterday and whenever I try to load a pattern that wasn’t one I just made, it quits and says that there is a bug.


please help. i cant find the patterns i made in the game. where would i find them??
=( please help me.!


where would i find create – a – tool?


Richard Joy:

Bloody things useless, mine won’t even install.

neither will mine.

Rachael p

how do i download it?

Sam B.

Mine installs, and when I allow it to Run, it says this:
>SetupNewsetup.cpp (140)
@Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (6002)
IE Version: 8.0.6001.19019

…As you can probably guess, I can’t understand very much of it. The last two lines tell me which Service Pack I have (as if I needed reminded what my own computer’s hardware is) and my IE version. (Should I get IE 9? Is it worth it?) The fourth line probably has something to do with the GUI. But I’m no Bill Gates. I’ll probably have my cousin make sense of it, he has more computer smarts. Or maybe my brother. It also can’t be copied, so guess who had to type that bit by bit?…It’s agrivating. If I get a solution, I’ll post it. Until then, I’m going to resume beating my forehead on my keyboard.


Sam B. // I can’t even install it, it says just that what you wrote, expect mine is Windows XP. I think that it isn’t just compatible with newest patch of Sims 3.

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