I need information about an old "Good Housekeeper" or "Good Housekeeping" sewing machine. I am having trouble threading it. It is model 712-B.
By Marie from Gresham, OR
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How do I thread a mini potable locksmith sewing machine?
By Donna from Sylvinia, AL
Hey Donna! I used to live in Dothan:)
Here's a link to a mini sewing machine manual-they are all pretty much the same so you should be able to use the threading info in this manual to thread yours:
Here's a link to a YouTube video on using mini machines:
Good luck, I hope the above helps. These little machines can be a bit tricky to use but are worth the trouble if a 'real' machine is out of the question for whatever reason.
I got my son a mini from CVS, it's a little fiddly but he is actually getting a lot of use from it a year on from the purchase. He made curtains last month, his roommates are knocked out that he can do that, lol!
For those of you who are given an older (or newer) sewing machine or buy one at a yard sale or thrift store, here's where you can purchase manuals for your used machine. Plus they have threading diagrams for almost every sewing machine ever made.
By Cyinda from near Seattle