John Lewis Cotton Rib Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains
Faded after 2 months
I am really disappointed with that the quality this product is not what it should be. The fabric is lovely and plain curtains like this are hard to find in a decent range of colours, but they have faded very quickly in the north of England and in autumn. I am about to return the second pair that have done this so it is not a one off. Taking down and returning large curtains is a complete hassle and waste of time. I am fed up John Lewis....you can do better.
24 November 2013
I do realize that these curtains were not the most expensive, but there are certain things that I expect. In the first instance, the heading tape was very badly sewn onto the fabric, resulting in puckering. Lots of loose threads, and the lining hanging below the curtain. Not even what I would expect from the cheapest of stores. Not really good enough to be selling. The one positive was that JL refunded me, no quibble. All in all a very disappointing purchase.
23 November 2013
I really like these curtains but they caused me so much trouble. I needed to shorten the curtain and the lining by 12 cms. I did not cut the curtains but shortened them by turning the curtain and the lining up by 12 cms. Having done this I noticed that the lining on one curtain was in a different position to the one on the other curtain, about 3cms higher. So I had to undo my sewing and realign the hem of the lining. I bought two pairs of these curtains so it was quite a time consuming job as both pairs were faulty lengths.
22 November 2013
Very poor quality
Very thin despite being lined, and the weave is so irregular and loose that there are random horizontal lines across the fabric.
They will be returned a soon as possible.
John Lewis can do better than this.
10 October 2013
I am very disappointed with the poor quality finish of these curtains. The fabric itself is fine and as they are lined, the pretty much do the job of a blackout curtain (as I bought navy) but they are really badly made and don't sit properly. One end of the curtain is much longer than the other and it's more noticeable in one than the other. There is a considerable difference in length from one end to the next and it was the first thing my friend noticed when she walked into the bedroom. Very disappointed as they weren't cheap!
08 October 2013
Nice curtains but one was faulty -poor quality control
I wish I had read the reviews on here first. I bought two identical pairs for two identical windows in the same room The first pair I checked. They were fine and looked nice once hung. Of the second pair (which I didn't check#, one curtain was fine but the second had been heavily over stitched over the threads, making it very difficult to pull the threads without some careful use of nail scissors to get to them. Plus it was four inches longer in length that it should have been. I didn't notice for a few days as I was so pleased I'd managed to hang ready made curtains for the first time ever.
Praise to John Lewis' great customer service though. Although I'd thrown away the delivery note etc., I have been promised a replacement pair when they are next in stock in mid September. I ordered online as my nearest store is a 2 hour drive away. Fingers crossed they arrive as promised.
The curtains are fine- just poor quality control on one out of the four I bought. Suggest checking measurements before pulling threads and hanging.
04 September 2013
I ordered two pairs for our new bedroom. The length *should* be 136cm but on putting them up today one pair is 139cm and the other 135cm.
So disappointed as we need curtains immediately and do not live near a John Lewis store to easily exchange them.
What's even more disappointing is to see they are now out of stock. Now need to decide whether I try and get the longer pair taken up -at additional cost to me, or whether I return them and look for alternative curtains.
22 June 2013
This is the second pair of these curtains (in navy) I have bought. The first were fine and we were pleased with them, however the second pair bought several months later seem not only inferior quality but also one is several cm's shorter than the other! They are required immediately and so I am unable to return and exchange them, therefore will have to take them up myself and make do. Really disappointed.
15 June 2013