by Julius Perdana and Josh Buczynski. St. Martin’s Griffin.
Create fantastic paper robots with 14 ready-to-print, customizable robot templates. From shape-changing Transformer-types to chunky Gundam-esque mobile suits, there’s mecha for makers of all skill levels.
by Kristen Rask. North Light Books.
Inspiration for how to use your button stash. Projects include rings, barrettes, personal accessories, necklaces, bracelets and more.
by Carmen Webber and Carmia Marshall. St. Martin’s.
Make twenty-two designer looks out of sweatshirts, sweatpants, or hoodies with easy-to-follow instructions.
by Charlie Styr with Maria Wakem. Amphoto Books.
Covers every aspect of photography, including selecting the proper equipment, lighting, composition, portraits, shooting at night, macros, and special effects along with helpful how-to advice and sample photographs.
by Christen Haden. Quirk Books.
Contains more than 25 patterns for crocheted zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, and robots. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams.
by Rozanne Gold and Her All-star Team; Photographs by Phil Mansfield. Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
Includes 80-plus recipes and step by step instructions for delicious recipes that emphasize fresh food made simply.
by Megan Nicolay. Workman Publishing.
A collection of 120 projects to make from repurposed t-shirts. Projects range from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow, illustrated directions.
by Hannah Rogge; photographs by Marianne Rafter. Stewart, Tabori & Chang.
Contains step-by-step instructions for creating jewelry from items found in a hardware store, including washer earrings, a rope bracelet, a hexagon necklace and many more.
by Jeannine Stein. Quarry Books.
All projects use recycled and upcycled materials and illustrates how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into hand-made books.
by Daniel; photography by Liao Chia Wei. North Light.
With a sock or two, some thread, needles and stuffing, you can create softies brimming with character. Learn step-by-step how to create eight different sock creatures, from the Long-eared Mini Doll to the Punk Zebra.
by Stefanie Girard. Quarry Books.
Upcycle slightly worn, slightly damaged, or out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Cut, re-stitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more!
by Duy Nguyen. Sterling Innovation.
Gathered from the most popular books by origami expert Duy Nguyen, this array of projects will astound any fan of paper art. Arranged by category so it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for, from the most traditional folds to funky new designs.
by Ogawa Maki. Chronicle Books.
Learn how to form favorite foods into a variety of shapes from zebras, panda bears, and monkeys to kitties, piggies, and puppy dogs. Plus shopping advice, general tips and tricks, and much more.