6 Best Embroidery Mockup Generators (Free & Paid)

We tested all the major embroidery mockup generators, here are the best.

Are you looking for a quality embroidery mockup generator but not sure which tool to choose?

We tested all the major embroidery mockup tools and put together a list of the best ones to make it easy for you.

Let’s get into it.

Best embroidery mockup generators:

More options:

Embroidery mockup template numbers:

ToolNo. of embroidery mockups
Smart Mockups70+
Artboard Studio10+
Media Modifier10+

#1 Placeit

Embroidery mockup templates on Placeit

Placeit takes the number spot as it as it currently has more to offer than all the other online mockup generators when it comes to embroidery mockups.

Their library of embroidery mockup templates dwarfs all the other tools, with over 500 at the time of writing and this includes embroidery mockup videos too (over 10 of them).

At the moment, Placeit has realistic embroidery mockups with beanie hats, polo shirts, snapbacks, and other products too. As well as having a variety of mockup that feature different genders, ethnicities, ages, and plenty more variations.

Here are some of the top embroidery mockup sub-categories on Placeit:

Embroidery mockup we made with Placeit:

Beanie hat embroidery mockup from Placeit


  • Some free templates
  • Individual mockups: $7.95
  • Subscription: $14.95 /month or $89.95 /year

#2 Smart Mockups

Embroidery mockup templates on Smart Mockups

Next up is Smart Mockups which is another extremely easy to use online mockup generator with a solid range of embroidery mockup templates (70+ at the time of writing).

They also offer a few free embroidery mockup templates on the site as well (4 at the time of writing). Perfect if you want to try out the tool before signing up for a paid account.

Unlike Placeit, Smart Mockups embroidery templates cover a narrow range as they only offer polo shirt embroidery mockups. What’s on offer is great quality though.

Smart Mockups also offers paid subscribers the ability to turn their own images into mockups so if you have plenty of high quality photos that you could turn into embroidery mockups this could be a great option for you.

Embroidery mockup we made with Smart Mockups:

Embroidered polo shirt mockup from Smart Mockups


  • Some free templates
  • Premium plan: $14 /month or $108 /year
  • Pro plan: $24 /month or $228 /year

#3 Renderforest

Embroidered label mockup templates on Renderforest

In at number 3 we have Renderforest which is an online design tool that lets you create a range of assets including logos, videos, and even websites. They also have their own mockup generator with over 50 embroidery mockups.

The embroidery mockups on Renderforest cover a few different product types including clothing labels, polo shirts, and hats. So, if you’re looking to create mockups featuring any of these products it well worth checking out.

Like all the other mockup generators in the list Renderforest is incredibly quick and easy to use. So, if do use the tool you’ll have embroidery mockups ready to go in a flash.

Embroidery mockup we made with Renderforest:

Embroidered hat mockup from Renderforest


  • Some free templates (w/ watermark)
  • $3.99 for individual mockups
  • Monthly subscription: $19.99 – $59.99 /month
  • Annual subscription: $83.88 – $599.88 /year

#4 Artboard Studio

Hat and embroidery mockup templates on Artboard Studio

Next up is Artboard Studio which doesn’t have a huge library of embroidery mockup templates (10+ at the time of writing) but what’s on offer is good quality.

The embroidery mockup range on Artboard Studio includes hats and polo shirts. However, they also allow users to create custom scenes. You can add additional elements to a blank canvas or an existing template to create thousands of scene variations with different items, backgrounds, filters, and more.

Artboard Studio also has plenty of customization options and mockup templates covering many other categories so it’s well worth trying out.

Embroidery mockup from Artboard Studio:

Polo shirt embroidery mockup from Artboard Studio


  • Some free templates
  • Pro plan: $14 /month or $108 /year

#5 Media Modifier

Embroidery mockup templates on Media Modifier

Media Modifier is another online mockup tool that makes creating embroidery mockups a total breeze.

They currently don’t have a huge range of embroidery mockups compared with some of other tools, with just over 10 at the time of writing, and what’s on offer is okay but doesn’t typically create an amazing looking embroidered effect.

They have embroidery mockup templates featuring polo shirts, hats, and a cross stitch mockup. Hopefully, they keep adding more templates and improve the embroidered effect.

They do have plenty of other great mockups covering various other categories so it’s still worth checking out.

Embroidery mockup we made with Media Modifier:

Cross Stitch Embroidery Logo Mockup from Media Modifier


  • Some free templates (w/ watermark)
  • Subscription: $19 /month or $108 /year

#6 Vexels

Embroidery mockup templates on Vexels

Last up we have Vexels which offers users the ability to create mockups online with their mockup generator and also download mockups from their PSD mockup library range.

They currently have 5 embroidery mockups available via their mockup generator, and these are all templates featuring hats. Like Media Modifier, the embroidered effect isn’t fantastic at the moment.

Vexels has a few PSD embroidery mockups that are the mostly the same as the options available through their mockup generator. They also have thousands of mockups covering other categories such as t-shirts, tote bags, phone case mockups, and other merch-focused mockups.

Embroidery mockup we made with Vexels:

Embroidery mockup from Vexels


  • Monthly subscription: $9.99 – $89.99 /month
  • Annual subscription: $90 – $816 /year

Alternative embroidery mockup generators

Cap mockup from GraphicsFamily

There were a few embroidery mockup generators that didn’t quite make our top 6 but we think are still worth a mention:

Alternative embroidery mockup sources

Embroidery mockups on Envato Elements

Here are some fantastic alternative options for embroidery mockups:

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Wrapping things up

So there you have it. 6 of the best embroidery mockup generators.   

We hope this article was helpful to you!

Enjoy creating! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other awesome embroidery mockup tools that we might have missed, leave a comment below.

Written by Sam McCraw

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