Reimagine Fx shows an easy way to model a pillow using nCloth dynamics and pressure settings.
Sculpting cloth is a great way to model things that look natural. It might not be the fastest way to create cloth models, though. You may want to consider using Dynamics. In Maya, soft body dynamics exist in a couple of forms. Arguably the most common is through the Nucleus system, nCloth.
Model a Pillow Using nCloth.
Check out this new tutorial from Reimagine FX that shows how you can create a simple dynamics setup in Maya to build and model a pillow. The tutorial covers creating a simple primitive that gets inflated using nCloth’s pressure settings. The result is a great way to model soft body elements that can naturally interact with each other quickly.