Turn an old mens sweater into a cute bolero cardi!!
First take the sweater that you are gonna use.
I used an old mens sweater that I picked up from a charity shop in size extra large to make a cardigan in approx size 12 (not an exact science!....)
The sweater needs to be 100% wool so it will felt...
Put on a hot wash 60c with half the quantity of washing powder that you'd normally use (this will felt and shrink the sweater).
Leave it to dry naturally then cut out the waist-band and collar, and curve the edges slightly to soften the overall appearence. I cut the sleeves shorter to 3/4 length.
Then deccorate how you want....I used the material that I cut off the sleeves to make a petal design and stitched each petal individually on to the cardigan.
Stitch beads around the edge of the design using a running stitch.