22 Awesome T-Shirt Templates and Mockups for Your Clothing Line

22 Awesome T-Shirt Templates and Mockups for Your Clothing Line

featureYou have an amazing online store setup for your clothing line but one thing is missing: equally awesome product shots.

Maybe you're having trouble with the photography, or maybe you're using a print-on-demand service to run your store so you don't actually have any of the shirts on-hand. 

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That’s why we wrote this post.  We’ve compiled a list of the best t-shirt templates and mockups that you can use for your clothing line, so that you don't have to worry about the nuances of finding models and perfecting your studio lighting.

All that you have to do is find a t-shirt mockup that you like and add your design. When you’re looking, keep in mind the two different types of t-shirt templates available: online t-shirt templates, and downloadable t-shirt mockup files.

Online T-Shirt Templates

Downloadable T-Shirt Template Files (PSDs)

Note:  The downloadable files will require access to and a basic understanding of image editing programs. Be sure to get some help from a designer if you need it.

Online T-Shirt Templates

Man wearing a blank t-shirt
Image from Burst.

These tools can help you generate t-shirt images without any need for image editing software. Their t-shirt templates include a wide range of fits and styles, and offer you all the flexibility you need to create great mockups.

Place.it T-Shirt Mockup Generator

Place.it t-shirt templates and mockup generator

Place.it is well-known for being a website that lets you place screenshots into computers and phones, but they also have a wide range of t-shirt templates you can use to generate photos featuring your apparel design. You can choose from a wide range of t-shirt mockups, place your design on them, and buy the ones that fit your brand, all without ever opening an image editor—which makes this a great t-shirt mockup generator for those of us who aren’t used to image editing software.

Why it’s good:

  • Many styles to choose from
  • Online tool is extremely simple to use

Shirt Mockup

Shirt Mockup

Shirt Mockup is another great option for store owners who don’t have access to an image editing tool, but still need great t-shirt template options for their store. You can upload your design, choose from two different shirt styles, select a specific shirt color and even rotate the image, all from your web browser. If you want a bit more control of your blank t-shirt design, you can also download a layered PSD to create your custom t-shirt template in Adobe Photoshop. On top of that, this template is free to use.

Why it’s good:

  • Two different t-shirt template styles
  • Online tool is extremely simple to use
  • Free to use

Apparel Mockups from Printful

Apparel Mockups from The Printful

Printful isn’t just a great way to print products on demand for your store—they also offer a t-shirt mockup generator that is completely free to use. You don’t need image editing software to add your design to these t-shirt templates, and they offer templates for every style of shirt you can print on using Printful. That means whether you need a onesie template, or a men’s t-shirt template, you’re covered.

Why it’s good:

  • Shirt template includes model wearing product
  • Includes a transparent background
  • Free to use

T-Shirt Mockups from PrintAura

T-Shirt Mockups from PrintAura

This online tool lets you create t-shirt mockups in your browser, so you won’t need image editing software to get your t-shirt store up and running. You start the process by selecting the brand of t-shirt you’re using, so your images will always be true-to-life, and from there you can customize it with your design and color choices.

Why it’s good:

  • Extremely high quality
  • Includes shirt only mockups, or ones that include a model
  • Free to use

Puppy Apparel Mockup

Pupppy Apparel Mockup

Adding a doggy version of your design can be a fun way to expand your product line, and increase your average order value. Matching owner-and-dog t-shirt sets, anyone? To get started, you can use this t-shirt template made specifically for dog clothing. All you’ll need to do is upload your design and tweak the shirt’s color, and you can do this all from your web browser—no image editing software required.

Why it’s good:

  • Add a bit of fun to your product line
  • Includes puppy model
  • Free to use

Custom Ink Shirt Mockup

Custom Ink Shirt Mockup

Custom Ink’s t-shirt mockup generator is a great free tool to see how your designs will look on a wide range of shirts, from t-shirts to tank tops to raglans. For the less color-savvy, it limits you to choosing the colors that are available to order, which is a lot less intimidating than the wide world of “pick your own color!” Once you’re done, you can order your shirts directly from them.

Why it’s good:

  • Free and easy to use
  • Mockups can be turned into physical products using Custom Ink's online tool

Downloadable T-Shirt Template Files (PSDs)

Child's blank t-shirt
Image from Burst.

These t-shirt templates are all files you can use to create great mockups in image editing software. Most of them are in PSD format, so you’ll need access to and basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop to open them.

Cotton Bureau

Cotton Bureau

Cotton Bureau has quite a reputation as a source for high-quality, beautifully-designed t-shirts, so it’s no surprise they also sell high quality t-shirt templates for entrepreneurs to use. Their t-shirt mockups come in a range of colors, fits, and styles, and they’re all based on American Apparel t-shirt fits and popular styles. Having fit and brand information available can really help your t-shirt mockups show a true-to-life image of what your customers can expect.

Why it’s good:

  • Beautiful high quality shirt templates
  • A variety of different styles available for download—men’s, women’s, and children’s

Polo Mockup Shirt Design

Polo Mockup Shirt Design

Finding a t-shirt template is easy enough, but what about polo shirt templates? There aren’t as many options out there, which is why this find from Pixeden is so great. It’s a PSD file, so you’ll need image editing software to open it, but once you do you’ll have everything you need to create a polo shirt mockup. You can change the color of the shirt, the background, and place your design on the shirt and the interior label. The blank shirt template also comes with a wooden hanger in the image.

Why it’s good:

  • High quality shirt template
  • One of the few polo shirt mockups available

T-Shirt Mockup Template from Tyunderscore

T-Shirt Mockup Template from Tyunderscore

Nothing looks weirder than a design that’s clearly added on top of a t-shirt image, but this t-shirt mockup PSD from w/studio handles that for you. When you add your design, the file is set up to adjust the design to the wrinkles in the shirt, giving you a much more realistic t-shirt mockup. You can also adjust the t-shirt color and the background, add all-over patterns, and hide or edit the t-shirt tag. You’ll need image editing software to open and use this t-shirt template.

Why it’s good:

  • Easy to use shirt mockup
  • High quality with a variety of colors available

Zipup Hoodie Mockup

Zipup Hoodie Mockup

This high-resolution hoodie mockup is a great template for all your hoodie image needs (people need to wear something over their t-shirt, right?). You’ve got both front and back views to accommodate your designs, and you can turn heathering on and off to accurately represent your hoodies in the template images. You’ll need image editing software to use this file, but once you do, you can adjust the color of the hoodie to accurately reflect your products.

Why it’s good:

  • Great quality hoodie mockup
  • Both front and back shots available

Clothing Templates

Clothing Templates

If you’re looking for a t-shirt template that’s based specifically on the American Apparel style of shirt you’re using, look no further. Clothing Templates has different t-shirt mockup PSDs based on the style number of popular American Apparel shirts for men and women. They also offer tank top templates, and all of their templates are fully editable using image editing software—you can even add or remove a hanger, depending on what you want the image to look like.

Why it’s good:

  • Shirt templates with transparent backgrounds
  • Inexpensive for the quality of mockup
  • Easily mockup different shirt styles using layered files in Photoshop

    GoMedia Clothing Templates

    GoMedia Clothing Templates

    There are multiple t-shirt and hoodie templates available for sale here, but one of the most interesting and unique features is that you can buy t-shirt templates that have a side view of your design as well. If you’ve got design elements that are best viewed from the left or the right, this might be the place to start making your t-shirt mockups.

    Why it’s good:

    • Variety of different clothing styles available
    • Easy to use and extremely high quality
    • Sold in packs with instructions on how to use

        Men's Apparel Shirt Templates

        Mens Apparel Shirt Templates

        If you’re looking for a t-shirt template PSDs to replace an entire photoshoot, look no further. This pack of templates includes t-shirts, tank tops, and hoodies, worn by men in lifestyle-type images. You can add your own design to each image, and tweak the photo styles to suit your brand. You’ll need image editing software to use these mockups.

        Why it’s good:

        • Many different shirt templates available
        • Perfect lifestyle shots for any clothing line
        • Includes shirt only mockups, or ones that include a model

        Tank Top Mockup Shirt Design

        Tank Top Mockup Shirt Design

        Sun’s out, guns out. This tank top template is perfect to showcase your sleeveless designs on a unisex tank top. It includes a hanger, wall textured background, and a tag you can customize yourself. You’ll need image editing software to add in your design and change the colors.

        Why it’s good:

        • Beautiful tank top shirt mockup
        • Colorful and easy to use
        • Shirt template includes layered PSD file

        Graphic Burger T-Shirt Mockup

        Graphic Burger T-Shirt Mockup

        This free t-shirt template features front and back views, so you’re not limited to showing off the front of your shirt. It also makes it look like you all of a sudden have very fancy hardwood floors. The file is free to download, but you’ll need image editing software to open it and make changes.

        Why it’s good:

        • High quality and high resolution shirt mockups
        • Includes a high quality Photoshop file to edit
        • Free to use

          Infinity Color Shirt Mockup

          Infinity Color Shirt Mockup

          T-shirts aren’t always on hangers, but it can be tough to find templates that offer alternate views of your shirts. That’s what makes this t-shirt template pack so great: you can showcase your designs on a range of different folded shirts, which makes it all feel much more natural. You’ll need image editing software to add your designs, change the shirt colors, and update the background color in this PSD template.

          Why it’s good:

          • Beautiful t-shirt templates that are available in multiple colors
          • Unique product shot angles to help display shirt artwork

          Threadless Mockups

          Threadless Mockups

          These free templates offer a wide range of options, although you’ll need image editing software to add your t-shirt designs to the blank product mockups.

          Why it’s good:

          • A variety of different shirt styles and products available to use
          • Free to use

          2 Photorealistic T-Shirt Mock-ups

          2 Photorealistic T-Shirt Mock-ups

          This free downloadable t-shirt template offers you a great way to display your shirts outside of the typical flat-lay or on-a-hanger options. You can easily edit the t-shirt color, add your design (and have it follow the folds and wrinkles of the shirt!) and edit the background color and texture. Although it requires image editing software, for $0 it’s a great t-shirt mockup option.

          Why it’s good:

          • Very high quality and realistic t-shirt template
          • Template comes in Photoshop file format 
          • Unique product shot angle

          Baby Growsuit / Onesie Mockup

          A mockup for a onesie

          If your t-shirts are of the tiny, baby variety (aka onesies) then this mockup is a great way to avoid costly photoshoots with models who might need frequent naps. You can place your designs on the front and back, update the colors, and edit the background of the onesie mockup. You’ll need image editing software to work with this file.

          Why it’s good:

          • High resolution
          • Front and back designs
          • Multiple background options

          Vintage and Classic T-Shirt from Pixeden

          Vintage and Classic T-Shirt from Pixeden

          This free t-shirt mockup template gives you everything you need for a classic, on-hanger t-shirt image. All you have to do is open the file in your image editing software, and you can easily add in your designs, update the shirt color, and modify the background to suit your product’s look.

          Why it’s good:

          • Classic shirt feel with hanger included
          • Easily change the colors of the shirt using the included PSD file

          Short Sleeve Dress Shirt Design Mockup

          Short Sleeve Dress Shirt Design Mockup

          If your shirts have collars, finding a blank t-shirt template to suit your product can be tricky. Don’t fret, because we found a great one that’s ready for you to use. This dress shirt template is fully editable, including colors and the option to add your designs. You’ll need image editing software to use it, but once that’s handled, you’re off to the races (in a dress shirt).

          Why it’s good:

          • Dress shirt that is fully customizable
          • High quality shirt template
          • Easily change the colors of the shirt using the included PSD file

          T Shirt Design Templates by DesignByHumans

          T Shirt Design Templates by DesignByHumans

          The free t-shirt template files from DesignByHumans feature both men and women’s shirts in multiple different styles. They offer guidelines on how to use the files, but you’ll need image editing software, and a basic understanding of how to use it, to make the most of these free t-shirt mockups.

          Why it’s good:

          • Shirt mockups include models both male and female
          • Plenty of different shirt styles available for download 
          • Free to use

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            Tucker Schreiber is a product manager and Shopify alum.

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