I cannot believe what I just did!!!! I placed the vac on the back of the sofa so Joanna could reach higher to get dust from the ceiling and walls, and you can guess what happened. I tipped the vac so the beater bar would not be bumping the couch, but I guess I was too late or did not get it back far enough. Oh, well. I must admit I am a little sad because we just bought this couch in July. Any ideas on how to patch this? Is there a certain thread or needle I should use? Thanks for your help. I will now take my disheartened self and go back to prepping the walls.