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. Michelle says:

    I just got this same machine and would greatly appreciate having the manual!! If you could send it to me too that would be amazing :)

  2. Kylee says:

    Hi, I have this machine too. Could I please get a copy of the manual, would love to know how to use all the stitches & to make it run more efficiently. Many thanks from NZ.

  3. Moa Johansson says:

    Hello! I have been scouring the world wide web for a manual for this machine, and then I came across your lovely post! If you could email the pdf of the manual to me it would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

  4. Hi I also just purchased a husqvarna 6430 and am not quite sure how to use it and I do not want to break it. Could you please forward me a copy of the manual as I can’t wait to use it. Thank you heaps!

  5. yannick says:

    bonjour annie,
    j’ai trouvé une husqvarna 2000 sl mais sans la notice, si vous avez une copie du manuel, pourriez vous me l’envoyer si possible ?
    je vous remercie par avance,
    merci beaucoup

  6. Barbara says:

    I would love to get the manual to know how to operate my newly inherited sewing machine. Have figured out basics but would greatly appreciate how to use all the different bells and whistles it has to offer. I don’t want to damage anything just by messing around with it. Thanks heaps.

  7. Linda Adams says:

    I finally talked my mother into giving me her Husqvarna 2000 Colormatic–remember her sewing many things for the past 45+ years on that machine. Unfortunately, she did not have the manual, but did have all the attachments. I would appreciate it if you could send me the pdf of your manual to assist me in remembering how to use it.

  8. Linda Adams says:

    I would appreciate a pdf of the manual–I haven’t used for many years, so have forgotten a lot.

  9. Rosa says:

    Hello Annie,
    I bought a Husqvarna 2000 SL model 6460 from our local thrifts store and need a manual guide to help me operate the sewing machine. It is generous of you to share your pdf. and would appreciate it very much if you can email it to me.
    Thank you.

  10. deborah says:

    I would love to have the copy photo save of the husq viking 6440, model year 2000, I also have a sewing machine hand me down, yet I do not understand how to stitch run the machine.
    Could I have you send me the copy manual pdf your copy of the husq viking 6440 manual, I would so appreciate to be able to begin using my sewing machine. Thank You

  11. Sarah says:

    Hi Annie, I just got one Husqvarna 2000 and I can’t wait to try it out- sadly I have no idea how everything is working:-)
    It would be awesome if you could send me the manual!
    Thank you so much,

  12. Marada says:

    Hi! I also just got the Husqvarna 6460. It didn’t come with a manual and I can’t figure out how to get it to work. Can you please also send me a copy of the manual so I can figure out where I went wrong? Appreciate any help you can send! THANKS!

  13. Lisa-jo Powless says:

    I do require this manual. Thank you for being so kind as to share it!

  14. AG says:

    I was out walking last night and found a Husqvarna 2000 SL out on the footpath waiting to be thrown away. All of the parts were there including the sewing manual but not the operating manual. It seems to be in working order but the presser foot won’t come down all of the way. I would be so thankful if you could please send me the manual. Thanks!

  15. Phill Hastings says:

    Hi there, I recently picked up a Husqvarna 200 from a dusty old garage. It seems to work but being a batchelor I can’t work out how to set it up right. I broke the last needle !
    I have to sew patches onto my volunteer fire Brigade uniforms.

    Please help with an email copy of the manual so I can look like a professional in front of my crew !



  16. Heather says:

    Hi Annie~
    So happy to have found your page and see the generous offer for forwarding the manual upon request! I would love it if you are still offering to do so! A dear friend gave me this machine for my son but unfortunately all the little booklets were promotional literature,not instruction manuals and after having cleaned all the little lint bunnies out of it, I can’t get it “unprogrammed” from whatever fancy stitch it was last used for ( it seems several stitch dials are also missing )and haven’t the heart to ask if my friend could search for the manual ( it was his wife’s). Anyways, a lot of rambling …but I would be most appreciative if you still have the manual to pass on. Thank you ever so much! Happy sewing!


  17. Lene says:

    I’ve had a Husqvarna 2000 for years as my mother gave it to me. She was no able to make it work right. It runs perfectly, bit it would be really nice to have a manual to explore the possibilities.
    I would be utterly greatful if your could e-Mail me the PDF you made.
    Thanks a lot:)

  18. Aili says:

    I managed to lose the manual for the Husqvarna 2000 (it looks exactly like the one in the pictures) I had just bought at a second hand shop. I have been quite desperate because I was learning how to use the machine and now I have to guess what all those knobs do. Could you please, please send me a pdf? Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  19. Ulf says:

    Hi there! If you still send copies of the manual, I’m very interested. I managed to misplace my wifes manual and I’d be super happy if I could find a replacement.

    Regards from the land of Husqvarna / Ulf

  20. Annie says:

    Oh Judy! This is so wonderful to hear! Thank you for sharing! xxAnnie

  21. Kim Johnson says:

    I misplaced the manual for my Husqvana 2000 when we last moved house. I have had the machine for over 40 years and see no reason to update. I would be most grateful if you could send me a pdf of the manual.

    many thanks,


  22. Flor Amaya says:

    Hola mi hija esta estudiando Diseño de modas, y una Tia de mi esposo le regalo la Husqvarna 2000 sl roja la verdad no sabemos como manejarla y me gustaría tener el manual para que la empezara a utilizar. Si me puedes por favor enviar el manual te agradeceré siempre. saludos

  23. Ruth Pfeiffer says:

    Hi, I have just been given a Husqvarna 2000 model 6430 by someone at work and would love o copy of the manual to know how it works. I think it will make a good first sewing machine for my daughter if we can learn how to use it. It is sewing, we had trouble with the feed dogs staying up, my husband has managed to get them up and the machine is now working.
    Would much appreciate a copy of the manual if it’s still available.

  24. Mikael says:

    As many of the other fellows here, I’ve been looking all over the internet for a manual to this old “beast” :)
    If you still send the manual, I’d appreciate it very much to get a copy.
    Best regards.

  25. Sheri says:

    Sorry to bother you may I also have a copy for the husqvarna 2000 sl 6460
    Thanks Sheri

    I may have sent twice sorry

  26. Heidi says:

    I just purchased a husqvana 2000 SL from some one on ebay and I have no idea how to use it. It didn’t come with a manual and for me to be able to use it I will need to get a manual so I know what all of the dials and buttons are for. I would love it if you could forward me a manual and then I will be able to get sewing :-)

  27. Heidi says:

    Well thank goodness I have found this post, I just purchased the same machine and it came without a manual. I have looked everywhere for 1, even Husqvana in Sydney couldn’t help me. If you could email me a pdf version of the manusl I would be so grateful.
    Once again thank you soo much for sharing this post :-)

  28. Amanda M says:

    I started jumping for joy when you said you have a pdf of the husqvarna viking 6360 manual! I inherited the machine but could not locate the manual and am having a good deal of trouble with it. If you could send me a copy, it would be most appreciated!!

  29. shiri says:

    Hi !
    So happy to have found your page…. If you still send copies of the manual, I’m very interested.
    Thank you very much

  30. Rena Gibb says:

    I would love the pdf if you are still sharing. Bought mine at a garage sale this weekend.

  31. Erika says:

    I allso need this manual. Thank you for being so kind. :)
    Take care/Erika

  32. Audrey says:

    Hi Annie,

    I cant believe how many people are after this manual!!
    I would love to receive a copy if you are still sending them out. I recently purchased the same machine and case from my local op shop for $10! Bargain!!!…I think…I just hope I can get it to work…

    Thankyou! :)

  33. Carm says:

    I just bought a Viking 2000 SL from a thrift shop. While there I couldn’t figure out how to set it to a straight stitch. They priced it at $50. I asked for them to bring the price down to $25. If I couldn’t get it to work I was willing to throw away $25. They gave it to me for free and said if I could get it to work bring in $25 when I was in town again. If not, throw it away.

    Would you please send me a manual. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Alyssa says:

    Hi! I just purchased a Husqvarna 2000 Model 6430 without a manual, and I would be so so so grateful if you could share that PDF with me! Thank you :)

  35. jen says:

    Just picked one up. Dusty as. Has everything but the manual. I’d loooooove a copy thanks!

  36. Jennifer says:

    Just picked one up. Dusty as. Has everything but the manual. I’d love a copy thanks!

  37. jen says:

    Just bought this and have been cleaning it today. Seems to have come with everything BUT the manual. Had the original tag, keys, cams, feet and everything. I’d love a copy thanks!

  38. Ray says:

    I too would like a copy of the manual, please.

  39. Marita says:

    Hi, I just got a Husqvarna 2000, model 60 20 without a user manual. I would be very grateful if you could send me the manual, if you’ve still got it? I know this is an old post, but I thought it was worth a try:) Thanks!

  40. happiness says:

    oo thank heavens i found you. Thks 4 ur generousity. Im lost without a manual and would really need 1. Thks a lot

  41. Caroline Klingström says:

    I would be happy if you would be so kind to mail me the manual for Husqvarna 2000 model 6430! I cant find mine! Thank you! / Caroline

  42. Bronwyn Chapman says:

    I just bought a second hand Husquvana without the manual. I have one of these machines before,but have fogotten a lot of the details about it. I would be very grateful for a copy of the manual. Thanks, Bronwyn.

  43. Katya says:

    I just found one at a yard sale and I would love a copy of the manual! It is definitely NOT intuitive/

  44. Linda says:

    Hi there! Could you e-mail a copy of the manual! Bought a machine at a thrift store for $5, but no manual!!! Thanks!!!!

  45. Rabia says:

    Hi Annie,
    I am about to purchase a nice shiny black Husqvarna 2000, and intend on starting a tiny business sewing designer scarves. I have NO sewing experience, so I would most definitely need the manual to begin with!
    Lovely and thoughtful of you to share.

  46. anne says:

    I have a Husqvarna 2000 that the children at our school use. but like most children they like to play with buttons and knobs. and with out a manual I cannot find the straight stitch a d straight : stitch thank you the sewing teacher at our country school

  47. lorraine mcneill says:

    Hello, I have just found your site and was wondering if you are still offering a free download on the Husqvarna 2000 instructions manual, my husband used this machine for making his fishing rod bags, but now he has no use for the machine. I go to a sewing and embroidery group once a week and thought this machine would be good as a backup for any ladies that came along but do not have a machine to use on the day, so i thought it would be a good idea to have it complete with instructions for them. Thank you in advance.

    Kind regards lorraine mcneill Woodcroft South Australia

  48. Sigrid says:

    hi Annie
    We decided to get the trusty old machine out today only to find the cotton is bunching and after many attempts to fix haven’t made any progress. It would be awesome if we could get a copy of the manual. Thx so much for your kind offer. Regards Sig

  49. Sara says:

    If you still email copies of the manual for the sewing machine I would appriciate a copy. I got my machine from my mothers’ aunt fifteen years ago, but she har lost the manual many years ago.
    Best wishes,
    Sara from Sweden.

  50. Marjolein says:

    I got the same machine from my mum. I would love the manual in pdf if you have it. I am still new at it, so i really need it to understand how to change the settings. Thanks Marjolein

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