This is how I make all my templates:
All you need is a pack of coloured, semi-transparent plastic file-dividers like these. They cost next to nothing at the supermarket stationary department.
Place a sheet of plastic over the pattern and trace with a permanent marker.
If you are going to use it for quilting or sewing, add the seam allowances.
For this pattern I could fit a few pieces on the same sheet.
I used different colour sheets for different parts of the pattern
These templates were for my Arabic quilt. Here I was playing around with the colours, placing my templates with the fabric I planned to use for each piece.
The plastic is easy to cut, doesn't fray or tear, is transparent for better placement on the fabric and sturdy enough to be re-used over and over.
I've used this method successfully with:
The Arabic quilt (still in progress)