This might be something everyone already knows but it was new to me! Last night I was working on my Babka doll's face. I was drawing it on my paper pattern but, if you're anything like me, whenever I ever try to recreate a drawing, it never comes out as good.
Being too chicken to draw on my fabric free hand, I thought I might be stymied for the night. Then out of desperation, I put the paper face over my knit fabric and pressed really
hard with a regular pencil over the entire face. It transferred the markings like you see in the pic below (they show up better in person). The markings are still there now, even a day later & after handling. I'm not sure how it would work with other fabrics but on knit it was a winner, especially whe it's all you have.