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I am hoping you can help me.  I am searching for the instructions for the green Betsy Ross child's sewing machine.  I can't remember how to thread the machine and the bobbin.  It was mine as a child and I would now like to teach my grandaughter how to use it.  Thank you for your help,


Hello Kathleen,
I do have the Betsy Ross threading instructions and I'm happy to share them.
Please send an email to me at: and I will attach them to the reply.

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Irene Schwall


I have been a collector of antique sewing tools and thimbles for over 30 years. I am also a dealer in this field and sell on eBay under the name -- serengeti2. I am NOT, and I repeat NOT an expert on antique or vintage domestic household sewing machines used for everyday home sewing. I can offer help when it comes to Toy or miniature collectible sewing machines ONLY.


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I belong to Thimble Collectors International & I chair the committee 'Publishing/Grants' and oversee the research and publication of booklets relating to sewing tools and thimbles. I have also had articles published on needlework related topics.

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