I know a lot of you live in places where it’s easy to come home from a day of thrifting with a handful of amazing treasures. It’s not so here with the one small thrift shop in town. It’s definitely not a treasure trove like any other thrift shop I’ve ever been in, so you may understand my exuberance when I saw this sewing machine!

My new Husqvarna!

Well, it wasn’t actually me that first saw it. I got a call from Cam at work who’d ridden by on his bike and seen this Husqvarna sewing machine in the window. He told me I should go by and have a look. Before hanging up I asked him what my limit should be on purchasing it. He suggested $200 and I much more sensibly suggested $35.

Cam’s not completely out of touch when it comes to what old or used sewing machines are worth. I already own a Hasqvarna sewing machine that my mother in law so generously gave me. Cam knows the value of this machine and what a workhorse it is.

My beloved Husky

So when I went to have a look I was immediately dispirited. This machine had a case, the manuals and all the original gear it came with, all in excellent condition. It was clearly going to cost more than my $35. The woman showing me into the display window area was sorry to tell me that it didn’t work. I found that hard to believe seeing it’s condition and guessed a part of the problem was they didn’t know how to work the Husqvarna machine which are notorious for being non intuitive. I asked her the price and she said $5.



She seemed as glad as I was that I was taking this machine home, telling me she was worried she’d have to throw the machine out (!!) if it didn’t get sold before too long. She was surprised and happy that I already had a similar Husqvarna.

My new Husqvarna!

Turns out my machine is a slightly newer version of this new found one. I was right that a big part of the problem was that no one knew how to work the machine. It does need some work as it’s not picking up all it’s stitches but it runs really well. There’s a quilting shop in the next town over that specialises in Husqvarnas so we’ll see to servicing it the next time I’m passing through. This will make a great second machine for Lily and Leif to use.

My newest find!

eta. I photographed my manual and put it into a pdf for someone who found an old machine without the manual. I’m happy to share this pdf if you also need the manual for a Husqvarna 2000 model 6430. Just comment and let me know!

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316 Responses to My New Husqvarna 2000

  1. Jane says:

    Hi! I was given my Husqvarna quite a while back from my aunty but without the manual. My mum found a lady who had the same machine and I was able to copy her manual but many years have passed, many houses have been moved from and I no longer have the manual. If you are still sending out manuals I would love a copy and be very grateful. I have just taken up sewing again making little dresses for my little girl- so much fun and am trying to remember how to make buttonholes. This is a beautiful, simple and reliable machine, a joy or work on!! Thanks so much.

  2. Lindsay says:

    I would love a copy of the manual. I have my grandmothers machine, but no manual.

  3. Michal Meyer says:

    Hi Annie,

    I just picked up a Husqvarna 2000 at a Pawn Shop and would love to see the owners manual. It is so different then my Brother 5500 series machine.

    Any help the manual can provide would be great.



  4. Cheryl Deith says:

    I have had my husqvana 2000, model 6430 since my 21st birthday and made lots of things for myself and my children when they were young but unfortunately life became very busy and my sewing machine gathered dust for many years. Now l am a grandmother and the machine is out again but I cannot find the manuel so I can only do basic sewing. I would really appreciate if you would forward the pdf to me as well. Thank you.

  5. Patricia says:

    Hi Annie
    My husband bought one of these machines to sew some canvas (which hasn’t really happened). I’m itching to have a have a go, and my old Singer may be formally retired – however hesitant to get started without a manual. If you still have the pdf, I would really appreciate if you could email me a copy.
    Many thanks!

  6. tabs says:

    Hi just found a dusty 2000 from my late mum. If your still sending out manuals it would be greatly appreciated as ours is in swedish!!!

  7. raffaele says:

    raffaele .I found a 2000 Husqvarna sl without notice, if you have a copy of the manual, you can send me, if possible?
    Thanks in advance,

  8. Kylie says:


    I have been given an old husq 2000, I have no idea how to use it. I’ve looked on YouTube they only have the Viking 2000 which is different. Could you please send me a copy of the manual. Many Thanks.


  9. Paulina Brown says:

    Thank you so much for offering the manual!!!! It is so generous of you!
    Cannot wait to see it in my email box!

  10. vicki says:

    I would love a copy of your pdf for manual of husqvarna 20000 6440 . I managed to loose mine now cant remember how to use the cams!, thanks from NZ

  11. Jonathan Viinikka says:

    Hi Annie!

    I did find the same cool sewing machine in my brothers wardrobe. In a sudden eagerness I was up to fix a pair of pants. But I am Struggling to get it work. So would be really happy to have manual if you still got it. Thank you very much!

    Cheers Jonathan

  12. Klaran says:

    Any chance of a manual so i can work out what this old beauty does? :)
    Many thanks in advance from wild wales across the pond!!

  13. kelly smith says:

    I inherited this machine for my home ec students. I would love a copy of the manual. It came with a great basics adventures in sewing book, but no manual. That would be a huge help! Thank you

  14. Miranda M says:

    Please, please PLEASE can you send me the 2000 manual??

  15. Blue says:

    Hello Annie
    The Model 6430 Husqvarna 2000 is up for auction. There isn’t a box or bag for it, and I don’t see any attachments or manuals for it either. It looks pretty dirty in the picture and of course I don’t have any idea on whether it will work. The current bid on it is at $20.00 CDN. Do you have any idea on what it is worth? Is it a basic sewing machine with the 7 or 8 stitches? Any info and advise would be greatly appreciated. Of course if you send the PDFS I can read through and answer some of my questions too.
    Thanks in advance

  16. Lois Montano says:

    Dear Annie
    I’ve washed my manual in the sink, it is very clean but sadly unreadable.
    Now my daughter decides she wants the husquarna 2000
    ( good, less work for me). However there is no manual for her.

    If it isnt too much trouble, could you send me a copy?
    What can I do in return, can I pay you something for it?
    It is very kind of you to offer to make it available.

    Regards from Lois

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