I thought I would share my easy, peasy, low tech method for marking my embroidery designs on fabric.
I use freezer paper for a lot of things in my sewing room, such as, marking designs for embroidery. First, I draw or trace out a design in pencil. Once I have the design finalized I trace it onto the dull side of a piece of freezer paper. I go over the design with an ultra fine point sharpie pen so that it is very dark.
Next, I place the shiny side of the freezer paper on the fabric and press until the freezer paper adheres to the fabric. Then, I hold or tape the fabric up to a window and draw over the design with a fine point pencil. A mechanical pencil with a 0.5 mm lead works well. The freezer paper acts as a stiffener for the fabric and the fabric doesn't wiggle while you draw the design.
This method works great for small designs. My mother always said one should "make hay while the sun shines." With this method that is very true. I make sure I have my fabric marked before the sun goes down if I want to stitch in the evening. Also, the design ends up reversed with this method. If this matters you should trace onto the freezer paper with the original pattern reversed.