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Turn an old mens sweater into a cute bolero cardi!!

Posted by Joey Published See Joey's 2 projects »
  • Step 1

    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...

  • Step 2

    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).

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

    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.

  • Step 5

    Stitch beads around the edge of the design using a running stitch.

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Joey · 2 projects
Hey thanks! Happy It's approx. a UK size 12 so US size 10 (?) x
blue g.
blue g. · Nottingham, England, GB · 43 projects
Wow, what a brilliant project, it looks lovely!

Is that US size (approx)12 or UK?

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