Charles2, Can you send a picture? I may do the same to mine.mine out of warranty. Crappy MB Tex. Hopefully MB gets their act back together ... look at consumer reports for long term quality and MB nears the bottom of the list now. This MB Tex crap is one more nail in their bad quality coffin. I hit wal mart bought some matching thread and a needle for about 7 bucks. sewed on my own. Not perfect, but not $300 either. Been holding together for about a year now with no further tearing.