Modeling upholstered cushions in SketchUp

Recently I was asked to demonstrate modeling upholstered cushions in SketchUp. The requester asked for piping and tufting with buttons. Like many things in SketchUp, there are a variety of ways to accomplish these tasks. The piping is done with a profile and Follow Me path. For the tufting, I use an old extension called Soap Skin & Bubble, which is available from the Extension Warehouse. I hope you find something here you can use in your own modeling.


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