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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle comes with two brand new skills for your Sims to learn. For this article, we will be taking a look at the Fabrication Skill.

“Why buy brand name when you can make it yourself? Recycle old stuff that would be thrown out otherwise use the Bits and Pieces to make something all your own!”

Fabrication Skill is built by using the fabricator and by creating candles at the candle making table. Increasing this skill unlocks new recipes to explore.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

Fabrication Station

When you first start using the Fabricator, you will only be able to craft a select few objects. The more your level increases, the more objects you will be able to Fabricate.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

If your Sim is part of the Civil Designer Career, there is also the opportunity to unlock more recipes to fabricate including a number of foods recipies.

Note: Not all recipes are unlocked by levelling up the Fabrication Skill. You may also have Sims give you recipes for objects to craft from time to time as well.  Sims with the Master Crafter trait can also inspire Fabrication recipes in other Sims.

For every crafting recipe, you will notice that it costs a number of items to draft it. These are called Bucks or more specifically, Bits and Pieces.

But how do you obtain Bits and Pieces? Well, it’s easy!

Simply recycle things that are found in dumpsters around the world or items from your inventory and place them into the Guntdach Home Recycler (these can be found at Community Spaces or bought and placed on your Sims lot) and you will earn Bits and Pieces from the objects you recycle.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

To find out how many Bits and Pieces your Sim has, simply hover over your Household funds and it will show you.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

You will also notice that some Fabricated objects (and candles) will be able to be crafted in different colours. You can choose the colour you want by opening the drop-down menu and choosing the colour you want.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

To purchase Dyes, simply click on the fabricator, purchase dyes and then select the ones you require. You can also purchase dyes from the computer too.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

Candle Making Table

The candle making table works in a similar way to the fabricator in which it allows you to craft different candles for your Sims to place around their home or even gift them to other Sims. As your Sim levels up their Fabrication skill, more varieties of candles will unlock for you to craft.

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Fabrication Skill Guide

Similarly to the Fabrication Table, each candle will cost a mixture of Bits and Pieces as well as a Wax Block. You can also use different colour dyes to make create specific coloured candles. As your skill level increases, you will also be able to use different flowers to create emotional aura candles.

To purchase a Wax Block,  you do this the same way you purchase dyes. Just click on the candle making table, purchase ingredients and select all of the ones that you require.

Don’t forget that Children can also create certain candles too!

Skill Levels Overview

Skill LevelUnlocked/Craftable
OneEco Upgrade Part, Rug, End Table, Bookshelf & Table Light.
TwoLiving Chair and Outdoor Chair.

Give crafted items as gifts to other Sims.
ThreeDresser & Cylindrical Candles
FourDining Table, Dining Chair, Plumbing Upgrade Parts, Kitchen Upgrade Parts and Common Upgrade Parts.
FiveFloor Light & Rectangular Candles
SixSingle Bed
SevenDouble Bed & Carved Candle
EightKid's Bed
NineOutdoor Couch, Outdoor Trellis & Emotional Aura Candle.
TenFine Wall Decor.

The Fabrication Skill is a great addition to The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle and there are plenty of ways you can utilise the objects you craft from both the Fabricator and Candle Making Table.

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Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff.

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