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. Sandy says:

    Hi, I got this model after my grandmother died and it has everything but the manual. A copy of the pdf would make my year. Could you please, please please send me the pdf?

  2. Joe says:

    Annie – super find for $5, and good story!

    I got my “Husky” 6460 from a garage sale and thought I did good for $25… but you definitely have me beat.

    Would you mind sending me the manual you have? It’s my first sewing machine.

  3. Ann Lewis says:

    I’ve acquired this machine but without a manual. I’ve tried the internet with no joy until now. If you’re able to send me your pdf I would be extremely grateful.

    From Australia
    Ann Lewis

  4. Yessica says:

    Hello Annie! I have read all the comments in the post and as many of them I just got the machine with useless booklets with none information on how to set up the machine so I would be really grateful if you can forward the manual to me. Thanks in advance!!! Yessica

  5. Naomi says:

    I’m not sure if you are still offering this, but I have only the Sewing Manual not the Operating Manual and I’m having problems with the stitch cams. Would love a copy if you’re still offering. Thanks! Naomi

  6. Sara says:

    Hi Judy! I just got this beautiful machine but I couldn´t get the manual. Could you please send me the Pdf? Thank you, thank you

  7. Sara says:

    Sorrie Annie, I mixed up while I was writing because I just read the former message.

  8. Mari says:


    Are you still sending the manual? If so, could you please e-mail me? That would be great!!
    Thanks :)

  9. Sami says:

    Hi Annie,
    I hope you still send out copies of the manual ? I inherited similar machine from my mother and can’t find the manual anywhere so it’s impossible to use this beautiful sawing machine. I would be so happy to get a copy from you. Please…


  10. daniel says:

    can you give me the manual?, i have the same machine and i want to try it out

  11. Cathy Cloutier says:

    I would love a copy of the 2000 manual please, do you know what this machine was worth brand new?
    Thanks so much for your generous offering of the manual, cathy

  12. Diana says:

    Time to do a bit of sewing! I need to have my Husqvarna 2000 serviced first. Mine was a wedding present from my Aunt back in 1966 and travelled the world with me. It has made clothes for my children and myself, including a friends wedding dress, curtains, cushions and decorated numerous items over the decades. I am sure you will be delighted with yours!
    BUT where is my manual? I would really appreciate a copy if it is still available. Many thanks in advance.

  13. Mari C. Nilssen says:


    I’ve got a Husquarna 2000 model 6440, bought in a second hand store, without any manual. It looks like the red one of yours. Now my machine has stopped sewing, and I need to find out what is wrong. I would be so happy if you would share the manual with me :) Thanks a lot if you do!


  14. Salome says:

    Hi Annie,
    If you still have the manual, I would love a copy. I just got this same machine from a friend who was giving it away.
    Thanks so much!

  15. Helen McBride says:

    Hello: My husband picked up a Husqvarna 2000 which seems to work well, however, there was no manual with the machine. Would love to be able to use all the stitches and know how to thread it correctly. Not sure how to fill the bobbin either. Would you kindly forward the PDF of the manual. Thank you so much,

    Helen McBride

  16. Vikki says:

    Hi from Melbourne Oz – would love a pdf manual for my H 2000 sl?


  17. Johan says:

    I would appreciate to receive the manual. There are just some things I can’t figure out.
    Thanks for sharing.

  18. Katrina says:

    I just bought a sewing machine at a garage sale that looks like the burgundy one in your pictures. It says Husqvarna 2000 SL on the front. It did not come with a manual, so I was wondering if that was the manual you are sharing? Thanks so much!

  19. Liza says:

    Hi – I have just bought one of these machines for the princely sum of $10 on spec and would appreciate a copy of the manual in pdf format. The machine has some bits and pieces with it, but I suspect that some things are missing. It weighs a ton! I have not yet turned it on to see if it works as I will need to buy a bobbin and stuff but I am glad to hear that it is a good machine. Many thanks for your site. Incidentally do you know anything about a Husqvarna 6690 as I saw one of these for sale also, but it did not have a foot pedal and I believe that these can be expensive to buy.
    regards, Liza

  20. Megan says:

    I would love a PDF of the manual! I found your page while searching for it. My beloved Husqvarna is orange, like a chainsaw.

  21. Loata Prasad says:

    Hi, I just bought a Husqvarna 2000,SWEDEN MODEL 64 30, I would appreciate if you send me a manual please.
    Many thanks from NZ.

  22. Pamela says:

    I would be most grateful for a manual. I just received one of these machines (in bright orange, no less!) from a friend and would love to get it serviced and donate it to friends in Mexico who have a home for unwed mothers. It would be such an asset for these young women to be able to learn to sew for their children and themselves. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  23. Joan Dean says:

    I found a Husqvarna 6430 at Goodwill. I would appreciate an operating manual. Thank you!

  24. pat says:

    i can’t tell you how thrilled i am with your generosity ….i found my machine at a thrift store for 6.00 and living on a limited budget i was thrilled !!! the manual would be such a treasure, thanks so much !

  25. Jo says:

    Thank you for your article. I have my mothers husqvarna and would be grateful to have a copy of the manual please. I hem her clothes now;) but I need some directions. Most grateful. Jo

  26. Tero says:

    I would love to have a pdf manual of the Husqvarna 2000 model 6430 sent to me if you still have them. My girlfriend have that model but no manual, and would love to have one. Thanks.

  27. Renee says:

    So excited to have stumbled across your site, I would love it if you were able to fwd me a copy of the manual – I’ve finally decided to take the plunge & try & use my mum’ s old ‘Husky’, unfortunately my lessons with my mum as a little girl are a vague memory & now have no idea how to use it! Be very grateful to receive if possible :)

  28. toni sperlich says:

    Hello Annie,
    I would ever be so greatful to view the manual as I to picked mine up at a markets for $5 just like you. It is without a manuel as well as the small cam knobs × 4 which I saw on your site. However I would be grateful to be able to sew on it. I await your reply.

  29. jennie says:

    hi, Annie, does the offer of the husqvarna manual still apply? i would love the manual to the husqvarna 6430 as i have just acquired this lovely machine and have no idea how the cams work, i would be very grateful

  30. jennie says:

    hi Annie,
    i wondered if the offer of the copy of the manual for the husqvarna 2000 6430 is still available as i have just aquired this wonderful machine and no booklet, i would love to know how the cams work

    jennie x

  31. A says:

    If you are still sending out the PDF of the Manual I would appreciate getting one.

  32. johan roeffaers says:

    Hi there,
    My mother-in-law deceased and we’ve just got her husqvarna 2000 model 6430 sewing machine. Since this is several years old the manual is lost.
    We would be very glad to receive a manual in pdf so we can use this machine to its full capability.
    i hope you can email us the pdf file.Many thanks in advance,


  33. Marian says:

    Hi there – would love love love a copy of the manual! thank you for sharing it!

    xoxoxoxox marian

  34. Amelia says:

    I’ve managed to misplace my manual and I’d like to figure out how to make a button hole. Are you still sending out PDF copies of the manual? I’ve been enjoying using my mom’s old machine for simple projects…

  35. Medisak says:

    I will appreciate it if you could send me the manual

  36. Anna says:

    I have just bought this type of sewing machine and would really appreciate the manual. Thanx for sharing :)

  37. Natalie says:

    Hi I also found a husqvarna 2000 at the thrift shot, however I cannot get it to turn on (cant even see an on switch!) it would be great if you could send me the manual so I can see if my latest treasure actually works!

  38. Leo says:

    Hallo Annie, we’ ve got a Husqvarna 2000 6430 from my Alzheimer Mother. A great machine but the Dutch original manual, we lives in Holland, belongs to this machine is ‘incomplete’. Its a litle book but some pages are dubble in it and so some are missing. A miss printing or put all pages together.
    Is there a posibility to get the PDF manual by Email? The language is no problemm.

  39. Astrid says:


    I’ve got a Husqvarna 2000 SL from my mother, but we can’t find the manual. I hope this is still active, but if you could forward me the pdf I’d be beyond grateful!



  40. Leena says:

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

  41. Sara grex says:

    Just aqiured a similar machine without a manual. Wild be so happy if you World send the pdf. Thanks!

  42. Olivia says:

    Hi Annie! Found your great blog after googling Husqvarna – was so cool to see my mum’s machine pictured there (the 2000!).. it’s what sewing machines should look like to me, having grown up with my mum using that machine throughout my childhood. (And clearly, these machines were built before the insidious and damaging concept of ‘built-in obsolescence’ took hold everywhere..)

    Anyway, she is now teaching me to sew, and while I’m as yet terrible at it, it’s nice learning on the machine she has used for so long. And while she still has the ‘sewing manual’ that came with it, she has long since lost the ‘operating manual’.. I was wondering if that’s what you have a copy of and if so, are you still forwarding it to people? I would love to be able to present her with a copy if so (not to mention the fact that I would personally find it handy) though no problem if not, of course!

    Either way – cheers from Australia, and congratulations on maintaining such a cool blog :-)

  43. karen says:

    I as well do not have a manual.

    I have a Husqvarna 2000SL, Model 6460
    Need the manual to set the stitch properly, ie. straight stitch

  44. Anthea says:

    If you could please email me the manual, that would be great! I have also been gifted this machine. Mucking around trying to service it myself, looking for help online and found your site, inspiring articles and I love the colour in your photos. Thanks, Anthea

  45. Joel says:

    I recently got a 2000 SL from my grandmother, she is using the 2000 mode. If you would like to send the pdf to me aswell I would be so happy!

    Regards /Joel

  46. Anne Engelsjord says:

    Hei ! Har vært så heldig å få en Husqvarna maskin som dette, men dessverre uten håndbok så hadde vært veldig glad for å få en kopi om du kunne sende en til meg også.
    Hilsen fra Anne som gleder seg til å ta i bruk maskinen.

  47. Bob says:

    I have found a Viking 2000 SL just like the one in the picture and I am missing the manual. Please email it to me.


  48. Marianne says:

    Hi, if you’re still sending manuals over email, I’d love one! We just got one FREE and are so excited to get going. My husband is getting into puppet making and I want to make baby wipes (as I learn). Thank you! Marianne.

  49. Lisa Tranberg says:

    Could I please have a copy of the manual, I can’t find mine and have forgotten how to do the buttonhole.
    Thanks in advance.

  50. Louise Matthews says:

    Hi there. I inherited my mother’s husqvarna 2000 after she has passed away. Wonderful machine but unfortunately had no manual with it. I searched everywhere, but could not find a manual. Then I found you! I desperately need a manual and would appreciate if you could send me one.
    Thank you so much!!!

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