John Lewis The Basics Plain Cotton Unlined Pencil Pleat Curtains, Natural

Product information

Plain, unlined cotton curtains. The epitome of versatility, they can be coordinated with literall any style of decor.

Pencil pleat curtains can be hung from a pole or a track. Drapery hooks are required and are available separately.

The width stated refers to a single curtain. One pair of 130cm width curtains will fit curtain track/pole size 98-138cm.

We’ve rebranded our Value range to The Basics, continuing to offer quality and value for everyday living. When you receive your order you may find it comes in either packaging, but please be assured, it’s exactly the same product inside.

John Lewis
Curtain Heading
Pencil Pleat
Curtain Type
Eligible for International Delivery
100% cotton
Washing Instructions
Dry clean only


Click & collect

Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
355 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


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Next or named day delivery


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery


Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Australia - £25.00
  • Rest of World - £25.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

John Lewis The Basics Plain Cotton Unlined Pencil Pleat Curtains 4.3 5 23 23
Excellent We moved to France last year and had loads of new windows needing curtains. I have bought these for our last house and new they would be great. They are a really good neutral shade and a good weight, any creases have dropped out in a few days. John Lewis delivery to France was excellent, 3 days from order to doorstep, I would recommend these curtains to anyone needing a temporary solution or a casual, economic and simple unlined curtain. 05 August 2014
Excellent value Bought these curtains for a spare room. They do what it says on the wrapping. For something basic, excellent quality and very good value for money. 07 May 2014
Perfect for dressing the windows Cheap and cheerful but in their simplicity, they look great and complete the dressing of my lounge windows. Very thin but they won't be drawn and weren't bought to block out the light - just to look good which they do. Really pleased with them. 22 April 2014
Affordable value. I purchased these for our bedroom. Overall really good value! Excellent John Lewis quality. Thank you. 23 November 2013
Great Value Product Great Product, However when opened up in the packet, you were able to see a pale line where the curtain has slightly bleached on the fold. I didn't want to send them back as they are good quality for the money and when hung the line falls between the pleat. 06 September 2013
Absolutely delighted. Great value for money; dead easy to hang, exactly as they look on the website and simple to alter and re-hem because they are unlined. Once up, you would never know they were so cheap to buy. 22 June 2013
Great value for the price! I am very pleased with these curtains, they are a real bargain and look far better than other more expensive curtains of similar style. The color is nice and material is soft but has a bit of a natural/textured/unfinished look which is quite attractive. They are unlined, so be prepared for quite a bit of light to filter through. We bought them for our office and it gives us the privacy we want when drawn at night (but it would be a problem if we needed the room to be darker for sleeping as streetlight, sunshine can filter in easily). Adjusting the pencil pleats and tying them off was very easy (for a novice like me!), and indeed I found this part of the curtain to be better made than other (more expensive) pencil pleat curtains I have previously bought from JL! All in all very pleased and would buy again. 03 January 2013
good value Was a bit concerned regarding the quality of these curtains, due to the very reasonable price, but must admit they look good and hang very nicely, am very pleased with them 30 December 2012
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