|To reduce neck and shoulder fatigue, I tilt my portable sewing machine by placing a 3 ring looseleaf office binder (mine is about 2 inches wide at the spine) under my machine. This forms a wedge that raises the bed of the machine up about two inches at an angle, increasing visibility. The front of the machine sits on the thin part of the wedge, and the back of the machine sits on or near the spine edge of the binder, or thickest part of the wedge. It doesn't slip or move, and I don't need to crane my neck or hunch over my work. Try it with any binder you have on hand (it doesn't have to be empty) and see if this tip eases neck tension and improves visibility while you sew.