The back stitch is one of the simplest embroidery stitches. It is used for outlining shapes, lettering, and creating solid lines.
This is the first stitch I ever learned. I used to embroider every pattern with just the back stitch. Needless to say, I have come a long way, but this is the perfect place to start!
Below is a video tutorial for creating the back stitch!
For practice with the back stitch, the Squeeze the Day embroidery pattern is a great place to start!