Twelve-year-old Wyatt Hauri is a boy with some insane sewing skills; and he put those skills to good use by making his own Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi.
Yes, you read that correctly; the kid actually stitched together his own Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi from scratch. In other words, he got his hands on nine spools of heavy duty thread, pulled out his sewing machine, and made himself a gi.
As a person who can’t even sew his own patches on, I found this pretty impressive.
The gi is absolutely sick, too! Check it out for yourselves:
There are numerous reasons people would go through the hours of painstaking labor it takes to stitch a gi together. Maybe they can’t afford to buy one. Maybe they live in some remote part of the world where gis can’t be shipped.
For Wyatt, it was a passion for the art of sewing.
“Wyatt enjoys sewing, and he has made a quilt in the past for the Isabella County 4-H Fair,” Wyatt’s cousin, Jason Keaton, told the Jiu-Jitsu Times. “He wanted to make a wearable textile project for the fair this year because 4-H kids can show their wearable textile projects in the modeling category at the Isabella County 4-H Talent Show. Wyatt has does taekwondo demonstrations for the last five years at the talent show, and he was ready to mix it up this year and try modeling. He really loves to perform in front of people. So he decided a gi would be the perfect wearable textile to show in wearable textiles and to show for modeling at the talent show because Wyatt loves jiu-jitsu.”
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, Wyatt hasn’t gotten the chance to roll in his gi. However, according to his cousin, he can’t wait.
By the way, Wyatt also made his own belt, as you can see in the featured image. The belt he is stitching is for his taekwondo class. Wyatt is a yellow belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and trains at Sbardella MMA in Farwell, Michigan.